Derek Jeter is a clutch player and a winner. His critics have concentrated on what he wasnít: a great defensive shortstop. But, thatís like saying Julia Roberts is beautiful but sheís too tall. No one gives a damn and it doesnít matter that much.
The shortstop is one of only seven players, and the only middle infielder, to reach base at least 300 times in a season for the Yankees. The exclusive list includes Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams, Jason Giambi, Alex Rodriguez, and Jeter.