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An Open Plea to Derek Jeter Not to Become Mickey Mantle 2.0

class="ui-droppable">Derek Jeter is currently in Tampa, rehabbing from a calf injury and trying to make it back to the Bronx for the stretch run of the 2013 season. In the aftermath of a fractured ankle set back and subsequent leg injuries, the 39-year-old shortstop has played in just five games this season. 



In the late-60s, the New York Yankees franchise dealt with the decline and eventual retirement of then franchise icon Mickey Mantle. At the time of his retirement, Mantle held the record for most games played in pinstripes. That record now belongs to Jeter.

While Mantle's legacy stayed intact, his final days on the field were filled with injuries, positional changes and decline in production.

On behalf of baseball fans, ...

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