The Captain

“When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and achieve it; it’s a really good feeling.”
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter has been elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Derek Jeter played in the Major Leagues for almost 20 years, all with the New York Yankees. Jeter has a lifetime batting average of .310 with 3,465 hits, which is sixth on the all-time list. Derek was a 14-time All-Star who played on five World Championship teams with the Yankees. Jeter was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1996 and was the Most Valuable Player in the 2000 World Series.

Derek Jeter was extremely consistent and that was a big part of his greatness! Baseball is a very hard game to play; it’s a game of failure, and Derek Jeter succeeded year after year. Jeter rapped out 200 or more hits eight times; 20 or more homers three times; 20 or more steals eight times and he won five Gold Gloves for fielding excellence. Derek Jeter was terrific when it mattered the most – in the Post Season! Jeter also possessed great leadership skills and was Captain of the Yankees for 12 seasons. You can make the case that Derek Jeter was the sixth best Yankee of all-time; behind Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra. Derek Jeter never won an MVP but he was a terrific player who held those Yankee teams together with his consistency and leadership skills. Derek Jeter was a true winner and the consummate professional!

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