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Poll: Derek Jeter greatest NY athlete

Updated: March 18, 2011, 8:47 AM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

The results are in: Derek Jeter is the greatest New York athlete of all time.

The Yankees shortstop beat out Babe Ruth in a Siena College Research Institute Sports Poll released Wednesday. Jeter collected 14 percent of the vote, and Ruth took 11 percent. No other athlete received more than 4 percent.

Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle tied for third and former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath was fifth.

Thirty percent of those polled also said the Yankees were their favorite ...

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