Immortality rests in the eye of the beholder

Originally Published: May 2, 2006
By Gary Gillette | ESPN Insider
Let's try a little word association, using only the names of the great ballplayers who personified a succession of dynastic Yankees teams:

Ruth ... Gehrig ... DiMaggio ... Mantle ... Jackson ... and __________.

Jeter?

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Gary Gillette, a contributor to MLB Insider on ESPN.com, is the editor of the 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia, which was published in March by Sterling. Gary can be reached via e-mail at GGillette@247Baseball.com.