Derek Jeter recorded the 6th most hits in baseball history, yet the previous Yankees skipper retained a lot of hits, too, to begin his residency as the head of baseball activities with the Miami Marlins.
After Jeter’s group secured its first season finisher billet since overcoming his Yankees in the 2003 World Series with a 4-3 win Friday night in the Bronx, the 2020 Hall of Famer made a point to contact a significant number of his representatives, as per long-term baseball essayist Peter Gammons.
“Derek Jeter went late into the late evening calling scouts and baseball operations individuals on all levels to praise and express gratitude toward them for the Marlins making the end of the season games,” Gammons tweeted Saturday. “It affected many individuals.”
The Marlins, who entered Saturday’s play 30-28 in this COVID-shortened mission subsequent to losing 105 games in 2019, turned into the principal National League group to meet all requirements for the postseason in the wake of losing at any rate 100 games the earlier year.
Jeter settled on some disliked choices after he and his proprietorship bunch assumed control over the Marlins in 2017, including the firings of Hall of Famers and long-lasting group consultants Tony Perez and Andre Dawson, just as the compensation dumps of outfielders Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna.
Another previous Yankees chief, Don Mattingly, likewise was once again at the Stadium for the securing. Donnie Baseball is a main possibility to be named NL Manager of the Year.