Orioles Manager Buck Showalter joined Glenn Younes & Mark Zinno on Sports Rehab Wednesday night (Feb. 12) on Baltimore’s 105-7 THE FAN to the retirement announcement of Derek Jeter. Showalter was manager of the Yankees when Jeter made his debut on May 29, 1995. ‘I was there for his first game and it looks like I’ll be there for his last game, hopefully, God willing. It didn’t take some super talent scout to understand Derek Jeter was going to be a good player,’ Showalter said.
Jeter announced earlier in the day that 2014 would be his final Major League season. Showalter recalled the day he met the future Hall of famer nearly 20 years ago, ‘I remember the first time I met him at the end of the dugout. They brought him in after the draft and there was this skinny, 150-lb kid, gangly kid out of Michigan. Seeing how he interacted with his mom and dad and his sister, seeing he had a great upbringing – you knew he was going to be as good as he was capable of being. His substance was his style.’
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