CNN Money recently unveiled Fortune Magazine’s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” and unsurprisingly, a few people from the sports world were included.
One of the most interesting parts of the list was that New York Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter was ranked No. 11, the highest of anyone involved in sports. He’s also the only athlete in the ranking.
“As he begins his 20th and final season in pinstripes, Jeter remains the type of role-model player that even a Red Sox fan must grudgingly respect,” wrote Geoff Colvin, the magazine’s sports editor. “It’s not the five World Series rings he’s won or his team record for career hits. In a steroid-tainted, reality-TV era, Jeter, the son of two Army veterans, continues to stand out because of his old-school approach: Never offer excuses or give less than maximum effort.”
It’s hard to question Jeter’s inclusion on this list, especially considering the amount of success he’s enjoyed from an individual and team perspective, but for him to be ranked ahead of many of the world’s best leaders (including former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg) is a bit strange.
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich were tied at No. 20 on the list.
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Some die-hard fans right here.
Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) March 26, 2014
Colorado-Detroit was an epic rivalry in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh has a beautiful shot.
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