Lots of Yankees have come and gone, and he is right there among the best. A real class act. If I'm assembling a dream team, I pick him first. He isn't the fastest, he is slowing down in the field, and doesn't blast a 1000 HRs, but he plays with as much heart as anyone I've seen.
What really blows me away is where he stands on the various Yankee all time lists and the fact that he still has a few years left.
I grew up in new york near poughkeepsi, and will always be a yankees fan. Derek Jeter is my favorite player hands down. He was never the best but has always been a team player. His stats may not show it but he made the plays when they counted. I have always found him to be a clutch player.