Derek Jeter the captain of the New York Yankees. Since Jeter has come into the league and won Rookie of the Year in 1996 The New York Yankees have gone to the World Series in 6 of his 9 years. They won 4 World Series including an amazing 3 in a row. Derek Jeter's leadership has been a major part of the Yankees success. In plays such as his famous flip in the 2001 playoffs against the A's and his amazing catch and dive into the crowd against the Red Sox last year in one of the greatest regular season games of all time, he has proven why he is the captain. That dive and other amazing plays helped him win the Gold Glove in 2004. Above you can see a great autographed photo of Jeter as he made that dive into the crowd as well as a photo of his famous flip play, signed by him, Posada and Giambi. In 2000 Jeter had one of his best seasons, winning the All Star and World Series MVP. Jeter is the heart of the Yankees and will most likely win even more World Series'. When Jeter's career is over he will most likey have over 3000 career hits.