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.
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