When you are talking about great people in sports, you're talking about Derek Jeter. The captain of the New York Yankees has proven throughout his entire career that he is the definition of greatness.

Jeter is the only Yankee with 3,000 or more hits. Considering the magnitude of all the former Yankees that's quite the feat.

Derek Jeter is from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and I know a pro scout that saw him play when he was 14 years old. They told me he was a can't-miss ballplayer way back then. Derek came into the league when current Dodger manager and former Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly was the captain. He was Jeter's mentor.

In the past couple years Derek Jeter has fought through many injuries, the main one a broken ankle suffered against the Tigers in the playoffs.

I have said time and time again Jeter is the greatest shortstop that has ever played Major League Baseball. He could do it all with finesse: run, field, throw off balance, power, leadership--and he played his entire career in New York City.

Now, Jeter will start in his last All-Star game. He deserves to be starting, because he has had a solid first half.

When you talk about a classy ballplayer, you are talking about Derek Jeter. He will be missed when he retires.