I know there's been SO much talk about Derek Jeter's retirement this year, to the point of being slightly annoying even to me-- a true blue Yankees fan. But I couldn't possibly let this baseball season (and Derek Jeter's career) come to a close without me honoring...
... my all-time favorite baseball player.
... Mr. November.
... a 14 time All-Star, the 2000 World Series MVP, the 1996 AL Rookie of the Year, 5-time Gold Glove Award winner, 5-time Silver Slugger Award winner, 2-time Hank Aaron Award winner, and a Roberto Clemente Award winner.
... the sixth highest man on the all-time MLB hit list (3,461 as of 9/24/14)
... the player of 2,744 Major League Baseball games, all with the Yankees.
... the master of "The Flip"
... a five time World Series champion.
... and the man who really made me love baseball and the Yankees.
Goodbye, Captain. Baseball won't be the same without you.