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Derek Jeter, ‘The Captain,’ and the 20 Most Annoying Nicknames in MLB History

all of the focus recently on New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his successful quest to join the 3,000 hit club on July 9, one glaring detail was thrown out in various publications and online websites again and again—Jeter’s nickname, “The Captain.”

First off, let me start by saying that Jeter’s accomplishment, and the way he achieved that accomplishment—becoming only the second player to reach the 3,000 hit plateau via a home run and only the second player in history to record a 5-for-5 day in reaching and surpassing 3,000 hits—is no doubt an incredible achievement and one that should be applauded by all true fans of baseball.

But that nickname—“The Captain”—what brilliant ...

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