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The natural order of Derek Jeter

His meaning to Major League Baseball is suddenly front, center and open for debate

Originally Published: July 13, 2011
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

For a few days last week -- sometime between the arrivals of the overexaggerated news of a possible end to NFL lockout and the over-inspirational win by the U.S. women's soccer team against Brazil in the World Cup -- Derek Jeter found space.

Hit No. 3,000. A home run. In Yankee Stadium. On a day he went 5-for-5. On a day when the Yankees won because his last hit, a single, gave them the go-ahead and eventual winning run.

All in a day of the life.

Since then, ...

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