The post-season is upon us in Major League Baseball and for only the second time in his career — having missed the playoffs in only his first and last seasons — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter won’t be playing in October. In 20 pinstriped seasons, Jeets made 14 All Star appearances, a World Series MVP, 5 Golden Gloves and brought 5 World Series titles to New York in a career that rewrote the definition of shortstop. No seriously, if you google shortstop position, Jeter’s picture is the first to pop up.
There’s several reasons why DJ is as revered as he is and largely considered the captain of not only the Yankees, but baseball itself. Outside of the memories, the consistency, the legendary status as New York star, No.2 goes down in the Hall of Fame of greats ever to put on a uniform in the Big Apple. But is he the most iconic sports figure to rep NYC in the past two decades? Click the arrows above to read why we say he is.