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New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter Has Three Solid Seasons Left

Jeter had his worst season in 2010, yet upon closer scrutiny, it appears to be less than it was because Jeter has been producing so much more for so long.

Jeter batted .270 in 2010.

Phil Rizzuto's lifetime batting average is .273, PeeWee Reese's is .269, Rabbit Maranville batted .258, and Luis Aparicio, Ozzie Smith and Joe Tinker each batted.262, Luke Appling hit .310. All are in the Hall of Fame.

The most home runs any of the above-mentioned shortstops ever hit was Reese's 16 in 1949. In 2010, Jeter hit 10 home runs. He has averaged about 16 home runs a season for his career.

Jeter was never a great defensive shortstop, but he had excellent range going into the hole. He could backhand the ball and, in his own inimitable ...

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