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Fortune Names Derek Jeter The 11th Greatest Leader In The World

Derek Jeter (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Derek Jeter is a New York sports legend. He’s one of the greatest captains of all time, one of the greatest clutch players of all time and one of the greatest shortstops of all time.

He’s also, apparently, one of the best leaders on the planet. Literally.

Fortune has released its list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” and the Yankees icon has cracked the magazine’s list.

The five-time World Series champion, who will retire after the season, came in at No. 11.

Under a picture of Jeter, an excerpt reads, “As he begins his 20th and final season in pinstripes, Jeter remains the type of role-model player that even a Red Sox fan must grudgingly respect. It’s not the five World Series rings he’s won or his team record for career hits.

“In a steroid-tainted, reality-TV era, Jeter, the son of two Army veterans, continues to stand out because of his old-school approach: Never offer excuses or give less than maximum effort.”

The 13-time All-Star is in very, very good company.

The top 10 is as follows:

1) Pope Francis

2) Angela Merkel

3) Alan Mulally

4) Warren Buffett

5) Bill Clinton

6) Aung San Suu Kyi

7) Gen. Joe Dunford

8) Bono

9) Dalai Lama

10) Jeff Bezos

Not bad, Jeets. Not bad.

Check out the full list here.

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