Happy birthday, Cap'n!
ESPN has a nice, brief history of Jeter's career here. One of the greatest things about Jeter is his utter professionalism both on and off the field. While other players slam their bats down and argue with umps, Jeter is a sportsman who never loses his cool.
Jeter blows birthday kisses (Image/Keith Alison)
My older sister hates him, for reasons I can only attribute to jealousy. Every time she calls him an a*hole, I ask for proof, which she can never produce. Then I show her his charity work, examples of his guidance of other players and then throw his stats in for good measure. Her usual response is not fit to print on this blog.
On the other hand, my six year old niece, who has become quite the softball player, thinks Derek Jeter hung the moon. And really, isn't the admiration of a child more important than the disdain of a 30 year old woman?
Hope it is a great one, Jetes!
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