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Derek Jeter: SI Sportsman of the Year

Derek Jeter: SI Sportsman of the Year

Derek Jeter is announced as the 2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year at The IAC Building on Tuesday (December 1) in New York City.

The 35-year-old baseball player credited his parents for his successful career. “I thought the cover came out nice. The only thing that I thought was missing from that were my parents on both sides,” Jeter said. “Even if you don’t see them, just know that they’re there beside me at all times.”

“When you think about being a good sportsman, there’s a lot of things that come to mind,” Jeter said. “People tell you it’s success on the baseball field, and I think that’s part of it. I also think there’s a lot of qualities that go into it — hard work, dedication, pride, humility. These are all things that I learned at a very young age.”

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25 Responses to “Derek Jeter: SI Sportsman of the Year”

  1. 1
    Beth Says:

    Although I’m a Red Sox fan, I have respect for Jeter and have to admit that the photo with his family is cute.

  2. 2
    Bravo Says:

    Perfect choice to a well deserved, talented and
    very patient sportsman.
    It’s about time they recognized the Great Derek Jeter.

    Go Yankees.

  3. 3
    rocky Says:

    @Bravo:

    HURRAY!!!! LOVE the Jeter Man!! Good for him!! I’ve met him twice and he’s a really nice guy. Five World Series rings and now this! GO DEREK!! GO YANKEES!!!!

  4. 4
    rocky Says:

    @Beth:

    I have several Boston Red Sox fans who really love Derek. He’s a class act — wish alot of players in baseball would follow his lead. One of my friends told me that if Derek ever wanted to leave the Yankees, Boston would pick him up on a heartbeat. LOL! He’s very good freinds with Tom Brady as well. Very happy for him.

  5. 5
    J Says:

    He is workin’ the hell out of that suit.

  6. 6
    yourlover Says:

    hot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47fEQz1o210

  7. 7
    strollific.com Says:

    Love him!!!!!!!
    congrats DJ

  8. 8
    flutters Says:

    No disrespect meant to Derek Jeter but Roger Federer should have been SI Sportsman Of The Year IMO. He completed the career Grand Slam and broke the all-time record for Grand Slam tournaments won.

  9. 9
    paula Says:

    Love Derek Jeter- he is such a class act. I don’t know how any baseball fan cannot respect this guy. He plays hard, he’s a team leader and he’s a great role model for kids…

    flutters: I agree that Fed had a great year, but it was nice to see Derek get the title…especially after it took the Yankees 9 years to win another WS ring…I remember a poll awhile back that asked tennis fans which event they preferred- seeing Fed break the record or (and I can’t remember the other option now) someone like Nadal win his 1st US Open or Roddick win another GS title…more than 70% of the vote went to the other person…I think people were happy for Fed, but bored with it at the same time…it wasn’t really shocking to see him break the record, but I think the Yankees endured so much this year to win the WS…I am very happy for Derek either way :-)

  10. 10
    namers Says:

    Love the Jeet, one of the FEW sports figures that kids can really aspire to be. Imagine having your own non profit org in your first year as a rookie (uh, that would be Rookie of the Year). Tha’s why he won this as well as other accolades this year (not too mention all of his well deserved NYY records.

    http://www.EvilEmpireWest.com

    Taking two in 10!

  11. 11
    RobN Says:

    It’s a good thing they didn’t pick Tiger. How embarassing would that have been for everybody involved.

  12. 12
    Mike Loman Says:

    Did he date Rachel Ukechtel? What does he think of Tiger? Why did he dump Rachel?

  13. 13
    truv Says:

    A sportsman who knows he’s not ready to get married and is honest about it. *cough*Tiger*cough*

  14. 14
    Mrs Patrick Campbell Says:

    The sisters at DL say that Derrick is horse-hung.

    Is there any verificatia of this sizemeat?

  15. 15
    RD Says:

    Is the guy that left a very unpleasant “gift” to each lady he nailed?
    .
    He should warn people before he goes to bed with them of the possible consequences.

  16. 16
    Linsday Luv Says:

    Did he date tiger’s mistress?

  17. 17
    sumari Says:

    he is rumored to have herpes. he gave it to jessica alba and he isn’t circumsized according to rumors. he is a big cheater and yes he was with the woman that Tiger was with. he and Arod. Jeter is into threesomes and wild sex parties. he’s not that innocent just hides it like Tiger did. but there are a couple of women coming out with some things on jeter. and he is into golden showers

  18. 18
    Mrs Patrick Campbell Says:

    It sounds as if all the posts here are from fish!

    We asked for sizemeat informatia and get only fishtalk.

  19. 19
    karen Says:

    He dumped Rachel because she’s a ho.
    duh

  20. 20
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    like #1 said, im a red sox fan but i have a lot of respect for him
    he’s never been an a-hole unlike many other big baseball stars
    one of the few yankees i like but outta all of them derek is the best yankee
    where’s minka? i was expecting a few pics of her =[

  21. 21
    Babey Abbs Says:

    I don’t think he has the herp

  22. 22
    MMA Says:

    According to Kate Hudson???

  23. 23
    Stone Says:

    He deserves athlete of the decade!

  24. 24
    Patch Anna Says:

    Are you have account in facebook? I want to talk with smart human.

  25. 25
    edenfantasys_sex_toys Says:

    This was predicted on WFAN. This man is a credit to professional sports even with all the money. Deserved.
    Thanks Jarred for sharing some really great news!
    Like him a lot!

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