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The Man Derek Jeter Should Envy (But Likely Doesn't)

13 March 2009 - 09:54 AM

You may need a subscription to get at this. But, I'll link to it in any case.


Key quotes from beginning of the piece:

"Ask New Yorkers to name the greatest local sportsman of the current generation and they'll inevitably put Derek Jeter's name at, or at least near, the top of the list.

But by numbers alone, the charismatic Yankee captain isn't the greatest New York-area athlete of his generation. That honor belongs to a guy who probably wouldn't even be recognized if he showed up at Le Cirque in full pads: New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur."

The article notes that while their careers have mirrored each other interms of rookie of the year honors, years played for the same team, titles in their respective sports, the way they have won other individual awards, etc., Jeter isn't set to smash key records and Marty is.

The Journal doesn't sit up and take notice of hockey in general that often so this is interesting.