Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Derek Jeter And 3000 hits

With Derek Jeter just 4 hits away from becoming the first yankee and the 28th major league play to reach the 3000 hit club questions of his place in baseball history arise. Derek Jeter will have his 3000th hit with the week thats certain, and he has accomplished allot during his great Yankee career.
Derek was the 1996 Rookie of the Year, and that same year played a big role in the Yankees world series Tittle. Then won tittles again in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009. The 2000 season Jeter became the first player in MLB history too win the all star game and world series MVP. Jeter is a 11 time all star, 5 time golden glove winner, and 4 time silver slugger award winner. In the past 10 seasons he has been at the top of run scored in the American League. All time hits leader among short stops. And of course he passed Lou Gehrigs all time Yankee hits mark.
Jeter is known to be a true proffesional and though his skills have declined he is still the captain of the New York Yankees. With all his achievements, though great, I still question if he is in the debate for all time great MLB players, or atleast the elite list. No question he is a all time great Yankee, but I think he would be at best a top 50 MLB player. He is probably top 5-7 shortstops of all time, though if A-Rod moves back over he will pass him again.
He is a great player but I think since he plays for the Yankees he gets a little more credit and of course coverage than he should of his entire career.

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