True story

Stats say Jeter was great. But what makes him a legend isn't in the record books.

Originally Published: May 7, 2013
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

THE MAGIC OF baseball will always live in the storytelling -- the grandeur of Ruth, the Midwestern identification with Musial, the unbreakable Robinson and the complex defiance and moral ambiguity of Bonds. It's what gives life to the statistics. Unfortunately, in the age of Moneyball and fantasy leagues, the numbers have been detached from, and become more important than, the players.

All but one.

The Yankees' Derek Jeter has defied the impact of the two ...

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