5 Reasons Why Derek Jeter Is Living Legend In Baseball

5 Reasons Why Derek Jeter Is Living Legend In Baseball

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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game. He holds numerous franchise records and has helped the Yankees win championships. Jeter is a true captain and his career is one to admire. Here are five reasons why Derek Jeter is already a living legend in baseball.

5. Jeter Is A 14-Time All-Star

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5. Jeter Is A 14-Time All-Star

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The 2014 MLB All-Star game was Jeter's 14th; his first was in 1998. Not only does Jeter make it to the All-Star game, he also produces there. He has one of the best batting averages in MLB All-Star game history.

4. Jeter Is A Five-Time Gold Glove Award Winner

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4. Jeter Is A Five-Time Gold Glove Award Winner

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Jeter is already the greatest Yankees' shortstop, and he will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the position in all of baseball. He has five gold glove awards and is no stranger to diving into the stands to make a big play.

3. Jeter Has More Than 3,400 Career Hits

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3. Jeter Has More Than 3,400 Career Hits

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Jeter continues to move up the New York Yankees' list of career hits. He stands at just over 3,400. In 18 of his seasons, he also has at least 100 hits and in 13 of those, he's scored at least 100 runs. Jeter has produced for the Yankees since Day 1.

2. Jeter Has Five World Series Wins

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2. Jeter Has Five World Series Wins

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There is a reason they call him Mr. November, and that is because Jeter helps his team win in the playoffs. His first World Series Championship came in his sophomore season with the Yankees. In 2000, Jeter even earned the World Series MVP award. He is clutch and can always be counted on when the Yankees need him most.

1. Jeter Is A True Captain

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1. Jeter Is A True Captain

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They call him "The Captain," and he deserves the title. He learned from playing with the best and has taken on the leadership role of New York Yankees' captain since 2003. Jeter is irreplaceable. His leadership and work ethic translate on and off the field, and are the reasons why he is one of the greatest to ever play the game.

Harry Floyd is a Washington Nationals/MLB writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @floydhe, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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