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Number 2 - Derek Jeter


Although some people may choose Secretariat as the best to ever wear number 2, I'm nominating Derek Jeter.  Ok, this may fuel the "are animals athletes" debate, but for our purposes, Secretariat is disqualified. Jeter, who wore number 2 for his entire MLB career, all spent with the Yankees, created a reputation for being "clutch" and for durability and dependability at his position, shortstop.

Jeter goes down in the baseball record books as one of the greatest New York Yankees to ever play the game. The 1996 ROY and longtime captain of the Yankees finished his 20 year career with New York holding a lifetime batting average of .310. A 14-time All Star, Jeter is beloved by Yankees' fans and respected by fans of the game.  Some "did you knows" about Derek:


  • He was named 1992 High School Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association

  • Received a baseball scholarship to the University of Michigan and attended one semester before going to play for the Yanks


  • Holds the record for postseason hits with 200

  • All-time Yankee leader in hits with 3,465



(photo by ESPN.com)


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24 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Totally Agree with #2, Jeter is a one of the best players of all time

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  2. Anonymous8:32 PM

    charles woodson in college

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  3. Anonymous9:00 PM

    get off the yankees... ty cobb

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  4. Anonymous7:35 PM

    Ty Cobb didn't wear a number, guy.

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  5. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Secretariat

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  6. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Overrated if jeter played for any other team he would not be considered one of the greatest

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  7. Anonymous1:45 AM

    I thought there were no active players aloud

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  8. Anonymous10:19 AM

    aloud?! are yoy kidding me? it's allowed!

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  9. Anonymous10:26 AM

    God thinks he deserves to be on this planet. Good thing you don't have power.

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  10. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Yeah, Jeter is a great example....but number 2 for me will always belong to Al MacInnis

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  11. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Doug Harvey belongs here! The best defenceman of the last century.

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    1. Yep, Doug Harvey was a phenomenal hockey player. Check out the best NHL athlete to ever wear the number 2.

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  12. Anonymous4:51 PM

    personal favorite, Brett Butler, but not worthy of any of the above mentioned.

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  13. Anonymous1:00 AM

    Brian Leetch.

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  14. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Jeter is a good choice but Secretariat is easily the best ever to wear #2.

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  15. Anonymous1:08 PM

    I thought Secratariat was a horse. I guess I didn't realize this was a inter-species competition.

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  16. Anonymous11:58 PM

    Deion Sanders, Flordia State... enough said!

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    1. Yeah, for pure athleticism, Deion Sanders is a solid choice for best college athlete to ever wear number 2.

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  17. Steve9:34 AM

    Easily it's Jeter !!!

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  18. Anonymous8:06 PM

    what about moses malone

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  19. Anonymous12:33 AM

    At Shawtstop, Numbeh Two, Dehrek Jeetah!

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  20. Anonymous10:45 PM

    doug flutie

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  21. Anonymous9:25 AM

    D. Jeter is not the best who wore #2

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  22. Number goes to Deion Sanders, Doug Harvey, or Eddie Shore

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