For as long as I can remember, the meaning of being a New York Yankee was resiliency, determination, passion and the hunger to bring home a World Series. No one brought justice to that meaning more than Derek Jeter.In a career that spanned 20 years, he was able to take the game of baseball, both on and off the field, to new heights. Although I never had the luxury of watching him in his early years, I was able to witness his legacy first hand when I visited New York in 2012 with my father.Generations past can speak of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra and so on, as their baseball heroes, but for my generation, Derek Jeter is my hero. Derek Jeter is baseball.The trials and tribulations that this great pastime endured, he was able to shrug off. While the...

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