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Derek Jeter Becomes First Black CEO Of A MLB Team

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Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter has officially became the first black CEO of a Major League Baseball team, the Miami Marlins. Derek Jeter will be joining only one of the other African-Americans in the same specific position Magic Johnson is for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The baseball player retired in 2014 following a 20-year career with the New York Yankees. He is also the only player to collect All-Star Game and the World Series Most Valuable Player in 2000.

According to Jeter , he recently told the New York Daily News that he has no issue with the players on the team kneeling during the National Anthem. He states, “Everyone should be fine with that. They’re focused so much on the fact that they are kneeling as opposed to what they’re kneeling for. Peaceful protests are fine. You have your right to voice your opinion. As long as it’s a peaceful protest, everyone should be fine with that.”

The fans are definitely looking forward to what’s in store for Derek Jeter and his new position with the Miami Marlins.