Derek Jeter’s tying Babe Ruth’s record reminds me of a great Hal Newhouser story

Pitcher Hal Newhouser, Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer during the Golden Age of Baseball, worked as a scout for the Houston Astros upon retirement.  Hal told me the story about how impressed he was following Derek Jeter, the budding baseball player who was showing great promise playing in their common state of Michigan. He warmly recommended the Astros grab young Jeter, but they did not see eye to eye on the hire.  So  Newhouser was so upset when the Astros did not follow his advice to draft Jeter that he quit being a scout.

The rest of the story belongs to Yankees history.

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