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Derek Jeter Reveals What He Wanted His Legacy To Be

Derek Jeter speaks to the media after being elected into the Hall of Fame.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: Derek Jeter speaks to the media after being elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 on January 22, 2020 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Cooperstown, NY. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

In just a few days, Derek Jeter will be immortalized in the Hall of Fame after an incredible career with the New York Yankees.

Jeter, 47, is currently the CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins - a job he took over in 2017. While he's hoping to rebuild the Marlins into a respectable team, he only ever wanted one thing.

According to a recent comment he made to MLB insider Bob Nightengale, Jeter only wanted to be a Yankee.

"I wanted to be remembered as a Yankee," Jeter said when asked what he wanted his legacy to be. "That was it. That was the only team I wanted to play for since as far back as I can remember."

Mission accomplished.

The Yankees drafted Jeter nearly 30 years ago and the move paid off handsomely. Jeter rewarded the team with 14 All-Star seasons, five Gold Glove awards and five Silver Slugger awards.

More importantly, he led the team to five World Series titles during his two-decade run with the Yankees.

The New Jersey native made it clear he never wanted to play for another team and he never needed to. The Yankees made sure he never felt the need to test free agency.

Now he's headed into Cooperstown as a Yankee.