Accolades are nothing new to the storied New York Yankees. However, for a team so used to winning (and spending so much money), the team is going through a major drought. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner can at least take solace in one thing--his players own the covers of the 2K series of baseball games.
Though the series has undergone different publishers (Sega, 2K Sports), different developers (Visual Concepts, Kush Games, Blue Shift), and different names (World Series Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball, and Major League Baseball), the past five years have seen the familiar overlapping NY on the cover. Jason Giambi covered the 2003 and 2004 editions of the series, and Derek Jeter covered 2005, 2006, and now 2007.
2K Sports today confirmed that the Yankees captain and All-Star shortstop will be the cover athlete and spokesperson for the annual baseball game for the third year in a row. In 2006, Jeter batted .343 and won his third consecutive Gold Glove.
Major League Baseball 2K7 will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable in "late winter." 2K Sports will release more information on new features and enhancements to the game closer to the game's release. Until then, see how the game is shaping up with GameSpot's recent preview.