Derek Jeter was drafted in the first-round by the Yankees in the 1992 MLB Draft. He got his first taste of the majors in 1995, but was sent back down to the minors.
He became the Yankees starting shortstop in the 1996 World Championship winning season, while also winning American League Rookie of the Year.
Jeter went on to lead the Yankees to another three World Championships over the next four seasons.
Over his 14-year career, Jeter has been named to the All-Star game nine times, won the Gold Glove award three times, and was named the 2000 World Series MVP.
The New York Yankees named Jeter the 11th captain in Yankees history on June 3, 2003.
On Sept. 9, 2008, Jeter passed Babe Ruth for second place on the Yankees all-time hit list and is now just 186 hits behind Lou Gehrig's franchise leading 2,721 hits.
Jeter owns a career .316 batting average with 206 home runs, 1,002 RBIs, 275 stolen bases, 2,535 hits and 411 doubles.
With a few more seasons under his belt, Jeter is sure to surpass Gehrig and reach 3,000 hits.
You cannot make a New York sports icon list without Derek Jeter. Without doubt, a first-ballot Hall of Famer and the face of New York City sports.
That completes the list of current home-grown New York sports icons. A few names worth mentioning that didn't make the cut:
Jorge Posada, Jerricho Cotchery, Leon Washington, Kerry Rhodes, Brandon Jacobs, Brian Gionta, Darrelle Revis, and Rick DiPietro.