7 MLB Teams That Won’t Miss Derek Jeter
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) May 8, 2014
Major League Baseball teams had barely finished honoring Mariano Rivera when another future Yankee Hall of Famer declared that 2014 would be his last year in baseball. Cue up the Derek Jeter farewell tour. Like his ex-teammate, Jeter has come to represent much of what’s great about America’s national pastime. Yet there are plenty of teams that won’t miss Jeter’s consistency or knack for getting the big hit when the game is on the line. Frankly, he’s worn out ball clubs for decades.
On May 7, Jeter said goodbye to Anaheim with a flourish, cranking his first home run of 2014. Though Mike Trout and the Angels organization gave Jeter a great sendoff — complete with a pinstriped paddle board — it was likely that manager Mike Scioscia didn’t mind seeing him go. Over 167 games against the Angels during his career, Jeter hit .333 (222 hits) with a .407 OBP and .478 slugging. That’s no way to treat a pal.
In fact, the Yankees captain may have numerous players and managers muttering “good riddance” under their breath as they bid him farewell in 2014. Here are the seven MLB teams Jeter has tormented the most over the years (minimum 50 games).