Dec
27

Jeter named Daily News’ New Yorker of the Year

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It’s been quite the year for Derek Jeter. First he passed Luis Aparicio for most hits as a shortstop in MLB history. Then he passed Lou Gehrig for most hits as a Yankee. Then his team plowed through the playoffs to win its 27th World Series title, his fifth in a 14-year big league career. Now he’s been named the Daily News’ New Yorker of the Year. The award, I’m sure, will go next to the three other awards Jeter won this season: the Hank Aaron Award, the Roberto Clemente Award, and the SI Sportsman of the Year. The Daily News did not reveal their voting process, so I can only wonder how close Justice Sonia Sotomayor came to the award. In any case, congratulations to Derek on yet another 2009 award.

Glove slap: iYankees

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24 Comments»

  1. The Jeter backlash is coming my friends. Mark my words, it’s all downhill from here.

    Tiger Woods Part 2. Book it.

  2. 28 next year says:

    Didn’t Jeter also win the meaningless Gold Glove this year also?

  3. Evil Empire says:

    FanGraphs only shows WAR from 2002 onward. Is there any place where I can find what Jeter’s career WAR is? I’m curious how many draft picks contributed the WAR Jeter’s put up for the team who actually drafted that player.

  4. dch says:

    Sonia Satomayor???-puhlease

  5. Reggie C. says:

    That is why Mario Manningham is not the Daily News’ NY’er of the Year.

  6. Brian says:

    I think Satomayer was deserving but I am glad Jeter won the award

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