Derek Jeter

Baseball Player

1974 –

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Who is Derek Jeter?

Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American baseball shortstop who is playing in his 20th and final season in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees during their success of the late 1990s and early 2000s due to his hitting ability, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits, games played, stolen bases, and at bats. His accolades include thirteen All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter is the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop, and the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits.

The Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992, and he debuted in the major leagues in 1995. The following year, he became the Yankees' starting shortstop, won the Rookie of the Year Award, and helped the team win the 1996 World Series.

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Born
Jun 26, 1974
Pequannock
Also known as
  • Derek Sanderson Jeter
  • derek_jeter
  • Mr. November
  • DJ
  • Captain Clutch
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Kalamazoo Central High School
  • University of Michigan
Lived in
  • Kalamazoo
  • New York City
  • North Arlington
  • Davis Islands
  • Marlboro
  • Pequannock

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on July 23, 2013

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