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Nick Swisher says Derek Jeter is the face of the Yankees

November 29, 2010 |  3:05 pm

New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher spoke with FOX Business Network’s Cheryl Casone and Ashley Webster about Derek Jeter’s tenure with the team saying, “I could not see him in any other uniform than the pinstripes.”

Excerpts from the interview are below, courtesy of Fox Business Network. You can watch the entire video here.

On whether Derek Jeter will return for another season:
“He’s the face of the franchise. He’s done so much for this team, so much for the city, and so much for the game of baseball. Who knows what’s gonna happen, but I could not see him in any other uniform than the pinstripes.”

On the Yankees 2010 season:
“We had such an amazing season this year, we kind of tailed off toward the end, but, hey, we had a great team, didn’t work out for us, but I know that that hunger’s gonna definitely be there next year. It’s a wonderful team, wonderful opportunity, and any time you get to put the pinstripes on every day, life is great.”

On the difference between a New York fan and a West Coast fan:
“Everything is different. There are no fans in this game that are like the New York Yankee fans. I’ve never been around a group of more loyal people in my entire life, and to be able to go out and take the field every day with that pride, honor and tradition…it’s been an amazing couple of years.”

-- Houston Mitchell