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Fifty years ago Angel Di Maria World Cup Jersey , more than a decade after Jackie Robinson?s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, no one would have guessed that the Yankees captain could someday be African American.

The man who ran the franchise, Hall of Famer George Weiss, felt that African Americans on the field and in the stands would offend wealthy White patrons from nearby Westchester County.

The man who ran the team, Hall of Famer Casey Stengel Victor Cuesta Argentina Jersey , publicly referred to Elston Howard, his first African American player, as Eight Ball.

A few years earlier the Yankees traded promising Black minor leaguer Vic Power because they felt his ostentatious style of play and habit of openly dating White women would not be a fit for the team?s image. Power went on to have a 12 year major league career and made four All Star Teams while winning six Gold Glove Awards for his defensive prowess at first base. He also finished in the top ten of MVP voting three times.

The face of the Dodgers could be Robinson, the face of the Giants could be Willie Mays, the face of the Braves could be Henry Aaron Sergio Romero Argentina Jersey , but the aristocratic Yankees would always be the team of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle.

That changed in the 1980s when Willie Randolph succeeded the late Thurman Munson as Yankees? captain, but it wasn?t until 2003 when Derek Jeter ascended to the role that the face of the New York Yankees franchise was African American.

The Yankees were late coming to the party. Maury Wills was officially named captain of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1965 Sergio Aguero Argentina Jersey , and Frank Robinson was appointed manager of the Cleveland Indians in 1975. The Yankees always had a hesitation. Howard was too reticent, Reggie Jackson too divisive, Dave Winfield couldn?t win the big prize in October. The marquee franchise in Major League Baseball and arguably of all U.S. pro sports was consistently behind the curve.

With Jeter, the combination of Hall of Fame talent, clutch play and clubhouse leadership dragged the franchise into the 21st Century as he ascended to the role of Yankees? captain. ?He?s the heartbeat of the team Ramiro Funes Mori Argentina Jersey ,? teammate Aaron Boone said in 2003. ?Jeter represents all that is good about being a leader,? said owner George Steinbrenner upon naming Jeter Yankees? captain that same year. ?He has a knack for drawing in the personalities on the fringes of the team, mostly with humor,? said New York Times baseball writer, author Nicolas Otamendi Argentina Jersey , and ESPN personality Buster Olney.

Even with these credentials, Jeter?s Yankees? captaincy has not been without controversy. Upon leaving the Yankees in 2006, former Yankee outfielder Gary Sheffield accused manager Joe Torre in a 60 Minutes interview of running the team in a racist manner by holding African American players to different standards than Torre held White players. Sheffield said Torre called White players into the office to discuss their mistakes while Black players were called out in front of the team. When it was pointed out that Torre and Jeter had an excellent relationship as manager and playercaptain, Sheffield argued that Jeter (whose mother is Caucasian) ?isn?t all Black? and therefore treated differently. Torre and Jeter would not comment, but other insiders debunked Sheffield?s claims.

Sheffield?s assertions aside Nicolas Gaitan Argentina Jersey , Jeter has been the epitome of strong play and model off field behavior for the Yankees. As Yankees? captain, Jeter has also been an effective media spokesperson. He is on track for more than 3,000 hits and many team records. Gehrig may have been commemorated as such in a 1942 movie biography, but to the generation of Yankee fans from the 1990s and into this century, Derek Jeter Nahuel Guzman Argentina Jersey , African American Yankees? captain, is The Pride of the Yankees
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Paul Hirsch is a writer for http:www.regalmag, an online magazine dedicated to issues affecting African American men. To read more about Yankees captain visit http:www.regalmagderek-jeter-shines-yankees-captain-a-373.

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