Can October still belong to Derek Jeter?

Season-long struggles sent him back to the batting cage, raising hopes for a resurgence

Updated: October 5, 2010, 11:54 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

It has been obvious for a while now that the 2010 regular season was not going to be one to remember for Derek Jeter.

Maybe it was too much to expect him to match his resurgent 2009 -- in which he hit .334, the fourth-highest batting average of his career, raised his on-base percentage to over .400 and posted 212 hits, just seven below the high-water mark he reached in 1999, when he had more hits than anyone in baseball.

But now that the regular season is over and Jeter has officially ...

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