New York Yankees: Derek Jeter (Baseball Player)
Why this was a big quit:
Five-time World Series champion. 14-time All-Star. 3465 career base hits. Only 27 other players in the history of Major League Baseball have more than 3000 hits. 24 of them are in the Hall of Fame. Jeter accomplished all of this while serving as the captain for baseball’s most storied team, the New York Yankees. He was one of the faces of baseball and a recognizable figure everywhere.
Why this is not as big as our Top 10:
While it is impossible to argue against Jeter’s career achievements, his and his team’s recent years are not a home run. The Yankees have fallen on hard times, failing to even reach the postseason in the past two years. Jeter himself has not been the same either; injuries and Father Time may have diminished his on-field performance. At this point, it is hard to say that the middle-of-the-pack 2014 Yankees will really miss the 2014 version of Derek Sanderson Jeter.