Derek Jeter, Yankees Discuss 2004 ALCS in ESPN Documentary


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“There is no more embarrassing way to lose a series. I don’t think there is anything in the world that can beat that.”

Kevin Millar and Manny Ramirez during the 2004 Red Sox victory parade. Ramirez holds the famous “Jeter is playing golf today” sign. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

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Derek Jeter and the Yankees reflect on 2004: Although ESPN’s recent seven-part documentary series about former Yankee team Derek Jeter was slammed for insignificanceThere are still moments of true candor.

One of these points in the documentary – entitled “Leader— in Episode 4 when Jeter (and other former Yankees) detailed how they reacted after the shocking loss to the Red Sox in the 2004 MLS Championship Series.

Having dominated the Red Sox for decades, New York topped the series 3-0, eventually losing to Boston in what was a historic meltdown.

Former soccer player Bernie Williams admitted: “Despite all the success we had against the Red Sox, I think 2004 made up for it all.” “There is no more embarrassing way to miss the series. I don’t think there is anything in the world that can beat that.”

“It’s a misery, you know,” Jeter said of the consequences. “My stomach is sick.”

After noting that the Red Sox went on to win the World Championship (in a Cardinal sweep), Jeter recalled how Boston’s Manny Ramirez had raised a banner at the Duck Boat Team victory parade that read, “Jeter is playing golf today, that’s better.”

Jeter captioned Ramirez’s photo with the sign: “Someone sent it to me.” “Yeah, that made me feel sick.”

silly things: Derek Jeter finished uncharacteristically low hitting average during the 2004 ALCS, coming in at just 0.200. Which Yankee has the highest average in that series?

(Answer below).

Hint: In his second season in the Major League only at the age of 30, he hit 0.412 in the series in what was ultimately a losing bid.

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