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This Day in Yankees History: Derek Jeter is recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award

On this day 11 years ago, The Captain received one of the most honorable awards in baseball.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Yankees, Game 2 Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images

Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. As the offseason has begun much sooner than anyone has ever hoped for, the Pinstripe Alley team has decided to continue the revived program in its new format. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us!

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This Day in Yankees History (October 29)

100 years ago

The Yankees hire Red Sox skipper Ed Barrow to be the team’s general manager. Under the future Hall of Famer’s leadership over the next 25 years, the Bronx Bombers will win 14 American League pennants and 10 World Series championships.

11 years ago

Derek Jeter is the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award, an honor given to a player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, and community involvement. The Yankee captain joins 13 Hall of Famers and former Bronx Bombers Ron Guidry and Don Baylor in winning the prestigious award.

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Jesse Barfield, who turns 61-years-old today!

The right fielder played 12 years in the majors, nine with the Blue Jays and four with the Yankees. He hit .231/.339/.421 in pinstripes with an OPS+ of 113. With the Blue Jays, he was an All-Star, Gold Glove Award winner, Silver Slugger, and even led the American League in home runs in 1986.

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We thank Baseball-Reference and Nationalpastime.com for providing background information for these posts.