Today in Yankees History: Yankees name Derek Jeter 11th captain in franchise history


On June 3rd, 2003, the New York Yankees officially named Derek Jeter their 11th recognized captain in franchise history. To that point in his career, Jeter has already won four World Series titles, had a Rookie of the Year award under his belt, and had made five straight All-Star appearances. Jeter would be the Yankees captain for the remainder of his career, and may be the last captain in which the Yankees ever give the honorable title.
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Jeter would go on to amass a number of incredible feats and milestones, from five World Series rings, to being sixth on the all-time hits list with 3,465. Jeter also hit a lifetime .310/.377/.440 with 260 home runs, 1,311 RBIs, 358 stolen bases, and 544 doubles. Jeter also won five Gold Gloves as he had a knack for making highlight plays, and at the plate, he won five Silver Slugger awards. Jeter also finished in the top three in MVP voting three times during his career.


As we all know, Jeter is commonly regarded as one of the greatest shortstops of all-time, and he is arguably the most popular and well-liked player to ever play in professional sports history. Jeter recently had his illustrious no. 2 retired at Yankee Stadium, and the next step in his career will either be in Miami, as a part owner of the Miami Marlins, or Cooperstown. Jeter will be eligible to hit the ballot in 2020, and he will certainly be elected on the first ballot.

For more on The Captain, read our article on the top plays and moments of his career.

Article by: Chad Raines

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