ZOMG Jeter knows how to WIN!!!!!!!!! Hes so gritty and ****. Totally makes him the best player ever
SB's do not count near as much as defense, and the post season has a lot to do with the team, and Jeter's post season hitting numbers are not nearly as great as NYY fans puff them to be.
This is a good comparison to make.
Jeter is a slightly better hitter, but Ripken tears him a new one defensively.
Honestly, Jeter should have been moved from Short a long time ago, and defense is really too important at shortstop, so I'll go Ripken.
Offensively you have to give Jeter the advantage, but it isn't huge. Ripken rips him a part offensively.
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I really wish I could say they were tied, but if I'm giving an edge to someone, Cal wins by a hair. Jeter slightly better offensively, Cal much better defensively.
The streak was impressive and a cool feat/stat but I really think it hurt his team on more than a few occasions and clearly took a lot out of him and took its toll on him. Very few good years after age 30 and a after June, his stats were always declining.
Last edited by NJBASEBALL22; 04-23-2012 at 02:24 PM.
Ripken was a SS. That was his "real position". He came up as a utility guy who could play both and split time between 3B and SS his first two seasons. However, when he was playing SS his fielding was worlds better, sabr or standard. When he went back to 3B, his numbers dropped off again.
Had he stayed at SS, his fielding numbers would have been even better than they were (and as they are, they tear Jeter a new *******).
Oh, and just for the record, I grew up in Northern Virginia going to Orioles games at Camden yards because they were my home team. Everyone I knew growing up was an Orioles fan except for my two closest friends who were White Sox and Red Sox fans respectively. Everyone I grew up playing ball with was an Orioles fan. Everyone was a Ripken fan (except for this girl Jennifer, who was a Brady Anderson fan bc he was dreamy). I have so much Ripken memorabilia from games as a kid, that I don't know what to do with it all.
So, how is that for "half of these guys never saw Rip play"?