Oh Captain My Captian

Derek Jeter

The Man

This Modern day Joe Dimajiao grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Derek would go to New York every summer to spend time with his grandparents. His grandmother would take him to every home game for the New York Yankees. Jeter decided when he was very young that he was going to be the shortstop for this well know major league baseball team. Little did he know that he was going to be the most respected player to ever play the game. He most likely did not use all of the leadership traits, but he used the most important ones to become a good baseball player and a better man.


His leadership skills

Derek Jeter had 11,195 at bats in his 20 year major league baseball career. His lifetime average was .310. This well re2pected baseball player show a lot of integrity. This players easiest leadership trait was respect because he respected the game and all of the players and fans. I heard a story once that in his rookie year a veteran player said that they should run onto the field because you never know who is watching. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you - and I believe in that." Whenever I step on to a baseball field I do as he did and hustle to my spot. Jeter is not just another baseball player who wears the arm sleeves or the wristbands for looks; there is a purpose to everything he does. He is the hardest worker that I might see in my life time. An for that my Captain I tip my cap to you.

The most re2pected man in baseball.

Integrity and respect are the 2 most important leadership traits a person needs to have. You never know who is watching.