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About Which NY Yankee's Post-Season Performance Was the Following Said?

Here's the quote:

It is almost certain that X can never be restored to anything like the position he held in the minds of the fans ... X is no longer a youngster, and [has a chance] to become a liability to the NY club instead of its best asset.

Is it:

  • A) Alex Rodriguez after the 2007 postseason.
  • B) Babe Ruth after the 1922 World Series.
  • C) Joe DiMaggio after the 1949 World Series.
  • D) Derek Jeter after the 2012 postseason.

Answer in the comments section.

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Posted at 03:10 PM on Tue. Sep 17, 2013 in category Yankees Suck  


Erik wrote:

The answer is B) Babe Ruth.

Baseball Magazine wrote it following Ruth’s abyssmal 1922 performance, when he went 2-17 with no homers and 1 RBI. His OPS in the five games was .426.

Ruth would go on to play in five more World Series (1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932), in which he would hit 14 homers and drive in 25.

The quote comes from Robert Weintraub’s “The House that Ruth Built,” pg. 61.

For the record, here are the post-season OPSs for the players mentioned above:

Ruth: 1.211
Jeter: .838
Rodriguez: .833
DiMaggio: .760

Comment posted on Tue. Sep 17, 2013 at 03:10 PM

Reed wrote:

I was going to say that it had to be Ruth or DiMaggio just because of the deployment of the word “youngster.”

Comment posted on Wed. Sep 18, 2013 at 02:50 AM
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