Kid Elberfeld Biographies


Derek Jeter Biography

The following biography is from “The Free Encyclopedia.”

From the start of his career, Derek Jeter assumed a role of leadership on the team, and was known to be the first out of the dugout to congratulate his teammates after scoring runs. Quickly, Jeter became the popular face of the Yankees, and was considered their unofficial captain. He was officially named the 11th captain in Yankees history on June 3, 2003. (However, Howard W. Rosenberg, the foremost historian on baseball captains and author of the 2003 book Cap Anson 1: When Captaining a Team Meant Something: Leadership in Baseball's Early Years, has found that the count of Yankee captains is deficient Hall of Famer Clark Griffith, the 1903-05 captain, and Kid Elberfeld, the 1906-09 one, with 1913 Manager Frank Chance a strong circumstantial candidate to have been captain that year as well. Therefore, Jeter may in fact be the 13th or 14th Yankees captain.)