The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – Steal and Sale of Derek Jeter’s Bat

During New York Yankees spring training in 2002, outfielder Ruben Rivera, who is cousin to Yankee Mariano Rivera, did the unheard of.  He stole Derek Jeter’s bat and glove and sold them to a memorabilia dealer for the low price of $2,500.

The Yankees discovered the theft and consequently let Rivera go. They should have let him go for only getting $2,500 for the merchandise!

Later in 2003, Rivera played for the San Francisco Giants and according to Giants broadcaster Jon Miller, became the worst baserunner in baseball history.

Read about it here.

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