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No need to brag Jeter #2 was born to play and win; now that’s swag For twenty years he has been the face of the MLB Games played in 2123 Scored runs 1569 He won his 5th and final championship in 2009 One of the greatest shortstops that would ever be He was 1 of 37 players with 1000 RBI Jeter had five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, a Roberto Clemente Award, and had 118 runs On his face for 20 seasons is a permanent grin that shows he’s having fun Jeter had 248 more hits than any other player He may have been known as a singles hitter A playoff game (158) over the course of his career and owns a .308 BA with 20 HR and 61 RBI, scoring 111 runs and racking up 200 hits No steroids just natural God given athletics that’s legit The winner of five Gold Gloves and 358 career stolen bases So many opponents and haters he leaves them with tear filled eyes and permanent grinned faces The idea in baseball is to score more runs than the other guy, which is how Jeter earned his living Respect is definitely earned not given “Derek has been the benchmark for character and class in a baseball uniform. He has inspired a generation to play baseball the way it was meant to be played. It has been an honor to play against him. On a lighter note this means two things: no more clutch hits against the Rays AND, another pooling of funds to buy a Yankee a farewell gift! Cheers to him” — Rays third baseman Evan Longoria

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