Date: 9/11/2009
What made Derek Jeter's Yankee hit record truly great is he deserved it. Baseball's recent history has been littered with muscle-bound cheaters, peaking on horse 'roids, and destroying records as though they were Flo Rida with a house sample. Jeter's delivered in the Bronx for two decades and handled the spotlight with class. You want to hate him, but you can't. And even though there's no more pretentious term than a "true Yankee," if the description fit anyone, it's No 2.