SI: Jeter Sportsman of the Year

[Image: Gregory Heisler, SI]

Sports Illustrated made it official this morning, naming Derek Jeter its Sportsman of the Year.  Tremendous for Jeter, who passed Lou Gehrig to become the all-time hits leader for the Yankees.  Never one to get in trouble off the field, Jeter also had a tremendous season, batting .334/.406, with 18 homers, 66 homers, 30 stolen bases, his 4th Gold Glove (committing a career-low 8 errors), 4th Silver Slugger award, a third-place tally for the AL MVP, and his 5th World Series ring in which he batted .407 in the World Series.  There were plenty of worthy candidates, but Jeter was a sound choice, the first Yankee to ever receive the award.  Congratulations, Captain.  Well deserved.


Published in: on November 30, 2009 at 10:38 am  Comments (5)  

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  1. Nothing more to say then congrats J. You da man

  2. What can I say, it’s been a banner year for the Yankees and especially for Derek. I’m sure some will complain that he didn’t deserve it, but a Yankee has never won it. So it’s not like there’s any real leg for them to stand on. 2009 is our year. 😀

  3. BTW, where did you find the picture you used? I can’t find any other pictures from the photo shoot on the SI website, unless I’m not looking in the right places.

  4. No question about that, Mark and Beth. I got the photo from the website this morning, Beth. I forget if it was on their front page, or the Sportsman of the Year tab once I clicked on it.

  5. Damn, that’s one dramatic picture.

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