By The Common Man
This Sporting News article, and writer Stan McNeal, purports that Derek Jeter may just be the best shortstop of all time (h/t to Craig Calcaterra). He also suggests that "Wagner never was regarded as a great defensive player," which is like saying that Lou Gehrig wasn't ever regarded as tough, Ty Cob never seemed cranky, and Stan NcNeal is not a sycophant. In other words, it's blatantly and demonstrably untrue.
Perhaps, then, today is a good day to just link to TCM's Top 40 Shortstops in baseball history, and let you read up. Spoiler alert! Captain Jetes is not #1. Enjoy.