Monday, November 30, 2009
Jeter Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
Sports Illustrated has honored Jeter with their Sportsman of the Year award, making Jeter the first Yankee player to be given the award since its inception in 1954. Though I'm not surprised that Jeter was chosen for this award, I was a little surprised that no other Yankee had been. Since 1954, such Yankee greats as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Elston Howard, Allie Reynolds, Ron Guidry, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Bobby Murcer, Willie Randolph, Goose Gossage, Don Mattingly, Bernie Williams, etc. played. Is there a bias against the Yankees? With 27 world championships, it really doesn't matter.