After two decades of high achieving records smashed to pieces over drug scandals, Jeter's achievement is a much needed breath of fresh air in the sport.
In the early nineties a power craze swept through Major League Baseball, suddenly baseball players were bigger faster and stronger.
The game hit fever pitch with records being smashed year after year. This lasted for over ten years before the sporting world slowly began to realise just how deep the drug culture in baseball had become.
This poor realisation left a bitter taste in fans mouths across America and the globe. Its tough for some to watch as players who have admitted taking drugs still play the game today.
It's just that little bit sourer to see them break more records as their careers go on. It also hurts to see the League accept these records.
There are still so many questions as a dark cloud still hangs over the league. Should Barry is sweet Bonds record stand, and why did they celebrate the achievement achieved through cheating?
Seeing Derek Jeter as a shining light for all that is still pure in baseball is sweet relief for those that care about the pure essence of the game. It couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke.