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New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter Set to Break All-time Record on Friday Night

July 18th, 2014 at 6:22 PM
By Michael Moraitis

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has accomplished many things throughout his career and he's about to pass another milestone in what has been a legendary run.

According to the Yankees public relations department on Twitter, Elias Sports Bureau is reporting that The Captain will make history against the Cincinnati Reds with his 2,610th career start at shortstop, the most ever in the history of Major League Baseball.

Jeter passes Omar Vizquel, who played until the age of 45 to make 2,609 starts.

This record is not only a marvel at how long Jeter has played, but also an incredible achievement of longevity and consistency at his position. That longevity doesn't come without doing something at the plate, also.

People can talk about Jeter's weaknesses on defense with advanced statistics and suchthat's fine, because the truth is most baseball fans would love to have the caliber of player and winner Jeter has been year after year for a very long time.

He has been the single face of this franchise for about a decade and a half, and there's no question the Yanks may go through an identity crisis when No. 2 finally hangs them up for good.

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