Derek Jeter Goes Yard on First Pitch Back From DL

Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter already has an uncountable number of accomplishments under his belt, but at this point in his career, it’s the little moments that add to his legend. One of those moments happened on Sunday, when the legendary shortstop belted a home run in his return from the DL. In true Jeter-fashion, he of course went yard on the first pitch he saw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1NMDq08gmY

This home run made for a triumphant return, after his first attempt failed miserably only one game in. People were starting to question if he’d ever make it back or be the same, but at least for one day, Jeter has answered loud and clear that he’s got plenty of fuel left for the stretch run in 2013.

If it’s one thing Jeter should be, it’s fresh. Of course you have to factor in that he’s a 39-year old with tons of mileage and just coming off a bad ankle break, but just in terms of the wear and tear of a normal season, he should be good to go. Just as some guys are slowing down as we’re ready to hit August, Jeter is back ready to start his season.

His return comes at a great time for the New York Yankees. They need a spark in the worst way, so they’re hoping Jeter and newly acquired slugger Alfonso Soriano, can provide it. The two veterans set the tone on Sunday, going a combined 6-9 with four RBI en route to a victory.

 

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