With New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter retiring at the end of September 2014, we wanted to take a look at some of his career highlights through the lens of the most important legacy barometer there is: Internet memes.
Derek Jeter is probably the greatest shortstop of the live baseball era, compiling over 3,400 hits and a career .309 batting average in 20 professional seasons. A five time World Series Champion, Jeter has made 14 All-Star teams while winning 5 Gold Gloves and 5 Silver Slugger Awards while being named the New York Yankees 11th official team captain back in 2003.An amazing man off the field as well, Derek's TURN 2 Foundation has raised over $17 million in grants for children in the New York, Western Michigan, and Tampa Florida area. Derek Jeter is the type of player and man that only comes along every so often in life. He played the game of baseball in a pure and untainted way in a time of Performance Enhancing Drugs. He showed what it takes to be a decent human being, and for that has inspired a future generation of baseball players and like-minded men and women.