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As Jeter and Mo age, who will be the next signature Bomber? Answer's at second base

Updated: March 6, 2011, 2:38 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Above all else, the mythology of the New York Yankees demands the presence of signature stars for every generation of ballplayers and fans.

The Babe and the Iron Horse. Joe D and the Mick. Thurman and Reggie. Jeter and Mo.

But as Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera confront their mortality, and as an aging and scarred champion, Alex Rodriguez, tries to bring clarity to an unsettled legacy, the Yankees need a transcendent player to emerge from the on-deck circle.

They ...

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