Derek Jeter: The most beloved New York athlete of this generation

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Derek Jeter: The most beloved New York athlete of this generation
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When New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter takes the field tomorrow evening, he will take sole possession of second place, surpassing the venerable Lou Gehrig, on the Bronx Bombers’ all-time games played list.

And with 2,165 games played as a Yankee under his belt, Jeter, barring injury, will be on pace to overtake Mickey Mantle, who played 2,401 games in pinstripes, towards the latter half of the 2011 season.

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Note: Original article written on May 6, 2010.

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