Jeter better overall player than Ripken
Making the case for why Yanks' captain is second-best SS, behind only Honus Wagner
The Setup"Derek Jeter has the killer instinct of Jackie Robinson, the hustle of Pete Rose, the bat artistry of George Brett, the leadership of Kirby Puckett, the clutch hitting of Reggie Jackson, the acrobatics of Ozzie Smith, the eyes of Grace Kelly. He's the perfect ballplayer." --David Schoenfield, 2010
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