Derek Jeter answered fan questions on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, using the hashtag #AskJeter, for his new sports media site, The Players' Tribune. Here are some of the best moments from the Q&A.
We can answer one question: Jeter seems to prefer a Mac over a PC.
Big cats don't seem to bother Jeter much, though. He hit .324 in 145 career games vs. the Tigers.
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A caffeinated Jeter may be a more productive Jeter. In 961 day games, he hit .317 with a .385 on-base percentage and .450 slugging percentage. In 1,786 night games, when the caffeine had a chance to work its way out of his system, Jeter hit .306 with a .373 OBP and .434 slugging percentage.
Jeter also "crushed" 260 home runs during his career. His favorite visiting park to hit one out? Camden Yards, where he went deep 15 times.
140, Derek. Which is pretty close to the 149 hits Jeter recorded during his final season. In 20 years as a Yankee, Jeter averaged 173 hits per season.
If Jeter decides to go the Tex-Mex route, he may consider putting his restaurant closer to Arlington than Houston. In 73 games at the Rangers' home ballpark, Jeter hit .329 with a .389 OBP and 10 home runs. At the Astros' Minute Maid Park, Jeter batted just .273 with a .360 OBP and one home run in six games.
Jeter never answers the question, but we think he'd probably pick the bird. After all, he's had more hits (353) vs. the Orioles than any other opponent.
He should be able to afford a team. Just from his Yankees salary, Baseball-Reference calculates that Jeter has earned just over $265 million during his playing career.
Jeter faced six pitchers named "Pat" during his career: Pat Hentgen, Pat Rapp, Pat Mahomes, Pat Neshek, Pat McCoy and Pat Misch. Jeter went 21-for-69 (.304) vs. the pitchers.