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Poll: Derek Jeter Ties Babe Ruth As Greatest All-Time Yankee

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Derek Jeter has tied Babe Ruth as the greatest Yankee of all time among New York City baseball fans.

For that, No. 2 can thank the female fan for voting for him in droves.

The Captain and the Babe tied at 23 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll of 785 baseball fans. The poll was taken July 19-25, about two weeks after Jeter homered for his 3,000th hit.

This is just the latest coup in the polls for Jeter. He was named New York’s all-time favorite athlete this March in a  Siena College poll.

The poll questioned 785 New Yorkers interested in baseball. Thirty percent of women picked Jeter, followed by Ruth at 16 percent. Men went for Ruth, 29 percent to 18 percent.

Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle finished third, fourth and fifth overall, although Alex Rodriguez finished fourth among women. Fans over 65 favored DiMaggio.

The margin of error for the greatest-Yankee question was 3.5 percentage points.

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