Roger Angell’s Farewell to Derek Jeter

The “poet laureate of baseball,” Roger Angell has been translating the sport’s milestones-just-passed into vivid, crystalline reminiscences for decades. In the latest issue of The New Yorker he bids farewell to the Yankees’ Derek Jeter, who is retiring this fall. Though the iconic shortstop isn’t quite gone yet, the league has spent the better part of the year to date missing him already; Angell captures it all with exquisite succinctness.

The New Yorker, Sep 2, 2014

The cover was illustrated by New Yorker regular artist Mark Ulriksen. Read the article here.