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Monday July 14th 2014

Derek Jeter: Best Shortstop We’ve Ever Seen

Jeter is the greatest shortstop we've ever seen.

Sure, Honus Wagner is the greatest shortstop in baseball history—but who alive saw old Hans play?After all, Wagner last played 95 years ago, when Woodrow Wilson was President, World War I was being waged and Babe Ruth was still pitching.

Wagner won eight National League batting titles, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and swiped 722 bases before retiring. In 1917.

His career numbers are awesome.

But moving on to shortstops who actually played after the Teapot Dome scandal, the Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age, Jeter is the best.

With apologies to Joe Cronin, Luke Appling, Arky Vaughn, Ozzie Smith, Pee Wee and the Scooter, Jeter beats out Cal Ripken ...

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