Derek Jeter (born 1974) is an American baseball shortstop who is playing
in his 20th and final season in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New
York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a
central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s
due to his hitting, baserunning, and fielding abilities, and his
leadership as team captain since 2003. He is the Yankees' all-time
career leader in hits (3,461), games played (2,744), stolen bases (358),
and at bats (11,186). His accolades include fourteen All-Star
selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank
Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter is the all-time MLB
leader in hits by a shortstop, and the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits.
He holds many postseason records, earning him the nicknames "Captain
Clutch" and "Mr. November". He has been one of the most heavily marketed
athletes of his generation, and his personal life and relationships with
celebrities have drawn media attention throughout his career. Teammates
and opponents alike regard Jeter as a consummate professional and one of
the best players of his generation.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Pompey the Great was assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of
Egypt after landing in Egypt following a decisive defeat by Julius
Caesar at the Battle of Pharsalus.
Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, the first
European to travel along the coast of California, landed at what is now
the city of San Diego.
A team of U.S. Army Air Service aviators landed in Seattle,
Washington, to complete the first aerial circumnavigation of the world.
Pope John Paul I died only 33 days after his papal election due
to an apparent myocardial infarction, resulting in the most recent Year
of Three Popes.
The ferry MS Estonia sank while commuting between Tallinn,
Estonia, and Stockholm, Sweden, claiming 852 lives in one of the worst
maritime accidents in the Baltic Sea.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A place where mead is made.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
䷀䷊䷋䷪䷾䷿䷫䷗䷖䷁ The superior man can find
himself in no situation in which he is not himself. In a high situation,
he does not treat with contempt his inferiors. In a low situation, he
does not court the favor of his superiors. He rectifies himself, and
seeks for nothing from others, so that he has no dissatisfactions. He
does not murmur against Heaven, nor grumble against men. Thus it is that
the superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of
Heaven, while the mean man walks in dangerous paths, looking for lucky
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