Derek Jeter is one of the best known athletes of this generation of American sports. The Yankee shortstop holds a similar stature to household names Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Kobe Bryant.
As a result of his five World Series rings, flair for the dramatic and movie star charisma, many people consider Jeter to be the modern day Joe DiMaggio.
When it's all said and done, Jeter will be remembered as one of the best players and one of the best Yankees ever to play the game. That last statement is saying something, considering that being a Yankee legend places him in the same conversation as iconic names like: Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, and the previously mentioned Joe D.
Earlier this season, Jeter cemented his legacy, after slugging hit number 3,000 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays. Amazingly, “The Captain” became the first Yankee ever to accomplish that feat.
Friday, prior to the Yankees victory against the Minnesota Twins, Jeter stopped to sign autographs for some young baseball fans, outside of the Minneapolis Grand Hotel. This property is the Yankees hotel of choice when visiting Minneapolis.
Ironically, just last week, the Boston Red Sox stayed at the very same hotel. Carl Crawford played the Jeter autograph role for baseball fans, during the Sox trip to take on the Twins
Jeter is notorious for turning down adult autograph inquiries, but he generally will take a minute to sign for a requesting youngster.
Take a look at the scene courtesy of this ifollosports.com original video.