“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.”
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter has been the New York Yankees’ shortstop since 1996. Jeter won the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award in ’96. Derek Jeter is a 13 time-All-Star who was the MVP of the 2000 World Series. Jeter is a member of the 3,000 hit club. Entering the 2014 season, Jeter has compiled 3,316 hits. Derek Jeter’s defense at shortstop has drawn mixed reviews, although he has won five Gold Gloves for fielding excellence.

Derek Jeter has announced that the 2014 season will be his Grand Finale. Jeter has been a very steady player who has taken his game to the next level in Post-Season play with some big hits and some very important plays in the field. Jeter is the captain of the Yankees and  has played on five World Championship teams..and he has exhibited great leadership. Jeter always has conducted himself with class and professionalism, and with all the spotlight on him, he has stayed away from the back pages of the New York tabloids. Derek Jeter has been a model of consistency on the baseball field. In fact, William Shakespeare said, “Consistency, thou art a jewel”. That quote epitomizes Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter is a true Yankee and a true Champion!

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