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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 26 June 1974Pequannock, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameDerek Sanderson Jeter
Nicknames DJ
Mr. November
Captain Clutch
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey, USA as Derek Sanderson Jeter.

Trade Mark (1)

Conversing with fans while in the on-deck circle

Trivia (42)

His Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, was formed to support activities and programs designed to prevent teenage substance abuse.
Named 1992 High School Player-of-the-Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992.
Was drafted by the New York Yankees while a senior in high school
Chosen one of "People"'s 50 most beautiful people in 1999.
On 2 May 1996, on opening day of his rookie season, he hit a home run in his first at-bat in Clevelend, against Indians pitcher Dennis Martinez.
In 2000, he signed a 10-year, $189 million contract, making him the second-highest-paid player in major league baseball (Alex Rodríguez $25.2 Million per year).
Made his Major League debut on May 29th, 1995, as Yankees starting shortstop Tony Fernandez was injured. However did not play his first full season in the league until 1996.
Cut off a wild throw and made a shovel throw to home plate to preserve the 1-0 lead in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS.
He was the first baseball player ever to be named All-Star MVP and World Series MVP in the same year (2000).
Attended the University of Michigan for one semester
Derek's father, Charles Jeter, is a substance abuse counselor.
Fell into the stands making a catch during a game in 2002.
Was an honor student in high school.
Attended Catholic school until he was in 8th grade.
Family: mother, Dorothy Conner-Jeter, father, Charles Jeter and younger sister, Sharlee.
Some sources claim he is named after former hockey player Derek Sanderson. Others say his middle name is a nod to his maternal grandfather, whose first name is Sanderson.
Named to 5 American League All Star teams (1998-2002).
Finished in top 10 in voting for American League MVP from 1998-2001.
Member of 1996, 1998-2000 World Series Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 2001 and 2003 American League Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 2002 American League Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees team.
1996 American League Rookie of the Year.
Made a face-first collison with the left-field seats catching a fly ball in the 12th inning against Boston. He returned to action the very next game (2004).
As of the 2004 all star game his all star game batting average was .700
Is Captain of the New York Yankees
Earned the nickname "Mr. November" in the 2001 World Series. Because of the September 11th attacks, the MLB schedule was pushed back. Game 4 of this World Series marked the first time in Major League history where the season continued into November. Jeter clinched the nickname by hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
As of November 2, 2004 Derek has earned his First Gold Glove Award as the Shortstop of the NY Yankees. Jeter is the first Yankees shortstop to win this award.
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1996 Rookie All-Star Team.
Refers to manager Joe Torre as "Mr. Torre", and is also known to refer to older team mates as "Mr.".
Born on the same day as catcher Jason Kendall.
He was a huge Yankee fan even before he was drafted to the Yankees.
His father is African-American. His mother is of Irish and German descent.
Surprisingly, he is the only Yankee to ever be named MVP in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was named MVP in the 2000 World Series.
Was voted "most likely to be the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees" in high school.
In game 4 of the 2000 World Series, he hit a home-run off of New York Mets' Bobby Jones' first pitch of the game.
Good friends with Tiger Woods.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings to be $28 million for the year.
Boyfriend of Minka Kelly [2010].
Good friends with Alex Rodríguez.
Named the New York Yankees' 11th captain [May 2003]
In a relationship with Hannah Davis since 2012.
He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.

Personal Quotes (5)

God, I hope I wear this jersey forever
If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.
You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow
For all of us up here, it's a huge honor to put this uniform on every day and come out here and play. And every member of this organization, past and present, has been calling this place home for eighty-five years. There's a lot of tradition, a lot of history, and a lot of memories. Now the great thing about memories is you're able to pass it along from generation to generation. And although things are going to change next year, we're going to move across the street, there are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change - its pride, its tradition, and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world.

And we are relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, add them to the new memories that come at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation. So on behalf of the entire organization, we just want to take this moment to salute you, the greatest fans in the world.
[on LeBron James] Most people in LeBron's position aren't as grounded as he is. He hasn't forgotten where he comes from and he's given back so much to Ohio and Akron, his hometown. He never takes a rest, on any play. His all-out effort is what stands out when you watch him. Whether his team is up 20 or down 20, LeBron is playing like it's Game 7 of the NBA finals.

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