Five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter is “one of the best players of his generation” per ESPN Magazine. During his twenty seasons with the New York Yankees, Jeter earned five Golden Glove Awards, Five AL Silver Slugger Awards, Two Hank Aaron Awards and was consistently a leader in the American League for hits and home runs. Today his No. 2 Jersey was retired at Yankee Stadium. Many former teammates, fans and others turned out to pay tribute to Derek. Although the Yankees are not always considered the most popular team outside of their home park, Derek Jeter developed a reputation for his professional behavior. He was seemingly respected by most everyone in sports. The athlete’s last at-bat in his career was at the home of a fierce rival: Fenway Park in Boston. That day the Boston crowd saluted the shortstop with a standing ovation.
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