We first heard about this over the weekend, but now it’s official: Sports Illustrated named Derek Jeter their 2009 Sportsman of the Year. Amazingly, Jeter becomes the first Yankee to win the award in the 56 years they’ve been handing it out. Not only did Jetes lead the Yanks their 27th World Championship, but he also passed Lou Gehrig for first place on the team’s all-time hit list. Congrats to the Cap’n, maybe an MVP will be next.
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