Yankees legend Derek Jeter is going out on his own terms, writing the final chapter of a storied career himself.
Alex Rodriguez has resumed baseball activities. It's obviously a big step forward, but conquering physical obstacles is just a small part of the equation.
Derek Jeter's most amazing attribute? His ability to hit the ball to all fields makes him practically impossible to defend.
While age has slowed Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada, the question becomes how well these two Yankees greats will accept their declining careers.
Mark Teixeira reached the majors in 2003 with a big bat and no real defensive position. But he didn't rest on his offensive abilities, and over time has developed into a stellar first baseman.
Whatever kind of year it's been where you live, it's only half-over. So here's Wild Pitches' special, slightly tilted look back at the First Half That Was.