What makes Derek Jeter great?

Updated: July 9, 2011, 9:58 PM ET

ESPNNewYork.com asked luminaries about Derek Jeter during and after The Captain's chase for his 3,000th career hit. For more on Jeter, see our special Derek Jeter's Quest For 3,000 page.

ALEX RODRIGUEZ Yankees, 2004-

I just could think of only one person that could have a day like today at home, and it's Derek Jeter. There's no question he gave us all -- you guys, me, everyone in the ballpark, all 48,000 of them -- a day to remember forever, that's for sure.


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