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Derek Jeter embodies MLK's dream

Biracial Yankees captain a symbol of the America Martin Luther King once envisioned

Updated: January 17, 2012, 1:00 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

When the average person thinks of Derek Jeter, he or she is likely to think of the 3,000 hits, or the five World Series rings, or the highlight reel full of great plays he has made over the past 16 years for the New York Yankees.

They are likely to linger on the countless clutch hits he has delivered in key moments, or the 2000 World Series MVP, or the fact he has been captain of the Yankees for nearly a decade and the face of the franchise for considerably longer than that.

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