While Derek Jeter may have missed out on winning the American League MVP Award to Joe Mauer, this is one award no one can take away from him.
It was announced today that Jeter will be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
This is the first time that a Yankee has won the award in the 56 years of its existence, and the first time a baseball player has won since 2004, when the entire Boston Red Sox team was honored.
Jeter had one of the best years of his career in 2009, as he was ranked in the top 10 of several major American League categories. This led to the claiming of his fourth AL Silver Slugger Award and fourth AL Gold Glove.
But, as Sports Illustrated points out, the award does not simply recognize great accomplishments on the field, but off the ...
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