Humor, blue eyes, and Midwestern politeness: What more could the ladies (and a good portion of the men) of New York want?
Of course, charming the public with intangibles is something that Jeter-haters have long hated about the shortstop.
That Jeter has charmed denizens of Average Janes is actually more remarkable than his off-the-field catches–which, for the record, reportedly include a Victoria’s Secret angel, a Miss Universe, and the current Mrs. In fact, legions of fans are more than eager to earn their souvenir gift baskets, despite the less than savory sexual rumors about the Captain.
Jeter recently denied that rumor that he gave one-night stands gift baskets of his own memorabilia—and once gave it to the same girl twice—to New York magazine.
Critics tend to rely on straw man arguments claiming Jeter wasn’t the very best. No one in the Hall of Fame was the very best at every hitting or fielding measurement all the time either.