#2: Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
I'll be honest. I got quite annoyed with the amount of coverage that was devoted to Derek Jeter in 2014. Jeter is one of the greatest Yankees of all-time, and perhaps one of the greatest players of this generation, but it just went a little overboard for me. That said, I still have tremendous #Re2pect for the guy, no matter how cheesy the hashtag. The Yankees won't be the same without Jeter, and baseball will lose an icon.
Thanks for all of the great memories you've supplied us Derek. Enjoy your retirement; you know you've earned it.
(Photo Credit: The Associated Press)