Happy Birthday Derek Jeter!!!
The Yankees’ captain turns 40 years old today.
And while it can be very easily argued that Jeter has never been the best shortstop in the league or entire sport at any point during the course of his career, I can easily say that he is one that I have the utmost respect for. A true leader on the field, Jeter has a knack for making good things happen. And whether it is luck or skill, his star seems to shine brightest when all eyes are aimed in his direction.
I typically reserve my ‘Happy Birthday’ posts for retired stars, but Jeter is in a class by himself. The legacy that he has built thus far, and continues to add to each day, is one that will last for entirety.
Derek Jeter is the guy in today’s era of superstars that shows you how much fun baseball is to play.
As he embarks on his ‘Farewell Tour’ it will be nice to see how other teams honor and celebrate him as he plays in his final games in their cities and stadiums. And I cannot wait to see what kind of treatment he gets during All-Star weekend.
Happy Birthday! The Big 4-0!