Derek Jeter has just said his final farewell and has gone out a winner. He leaves with five World Series rings, sixth on the all-time hits list, and a player true to the game of baseball.
He was an all-around good guy on and off the field, and had a work ethic that drove him to play hard, do his best and to treat all people with respect. The Yankees really struck gold when they hired Derek Jeter to play for them, and I think it was the best decision they ever made.
He conducted himself well and didn't disrespect America's past time by doing things that would tarnish the game as others have done. He is, was and forever will be a true role model for future generations to look up to.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village