As many of you know, Lou Gehrig is my favorite athlete of all-time, my hero, an inspiration to me, etc. I pay very close attention each year to who wins the Lou Gehrig Award, so imagine my happiness when I heard the winner this year.
The award is given to "players who best exemplify his character and integrity both on and off the field."
"Any time you get honored for your philanthropic work, that makes you feel good. Any award named after Lou Gehrig, it probably means a lot more to me than some other players," Jeter said. "It feels good. Any time you get an award for the work that you do away from the field, in my opinion, means that much more."
Congratulations to Derek Jeter, and great work by all the players that use their position in the world for charity.