NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) New York baseball purists and traditionalists can rest easy as Derek Jeter is most likely a Yankee for life. The shortstop’s three year $51M deal with the club includes an option for a fourth year and custodial rights to Babe Ruth’s preserved body. The fabled Sultan of Swat’s remains have been remarkably preserved by Abigail Bates, a librarian and amateur taxidermist.
“This is huge for me,” said Jeter. “I look forward to keeping the Babe in my apple cellar at my Greenwood Lake home. It makes for a nice conversation piece during lavish parties or quiet dinners. I’d like to thank the Steinbrenners for this little bit of added value. It was a nice touch.” (more…)