Derek Sanderson Jeter

Derek Sanderson Jeter

Derek Sanderson Jeter (pronounced /it/, born June 26, 1974) is an American Major League Baseball player. Jeter is a nine-time All-Star shortstop, and he is currently the captain of the New York Yankees.

Jeter has spent his entire career with the Yankees, starting in 1995 when he was 20 years old. He has won the American League Rookie of the Year Award, a Silver Slugger Award, and three Gold Glove Awards. In 2000, he became the only player to win both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year. His .317 career batting average through the 2007 season ranks him with the 5th-highest lifetime batting average of all active baseball players. He has been in the top seven in the American League in both hits and runs scored for nine of the past ten years. During the 2000s he ranks second in the major leagues in hits (1,504), fourth in runs (857), and tied for seventh in batting average (.317) (stats accurate as of July 28, 2007).[1]

Contents [hide]
1 Early life
1.1 High school
1.2 Draft
1.3 Minor league career
2 Major League career
2.1 Early Years (1995–1998)
2.2 100 Runs Batted In and Mr. November (1999–2003)
2.3 The Captain of the Yankees (2003–present)
2.4 Postseason
2.5 Defensive Criticisms
2.6 Career Earnings
3 Awards
4 Personal life
5 World Baseball Classic
6 Milestones
7 Appearances Outside of Baseball
7.1 Turn 2 Foundation
7.2 Endorsements
7.3 Other Appearances
8 Career statistics
9 See also
10 References
11 External links

Early life
Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, at Chilton Hospital, to an African-American father, Dr. Sanderson Charles Jeter; his mother Dorothy is of Irish/German descent. The family lived in North Arlington, New Jersey, before moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan, when he was 4. He also has a sister named Sharlee.As a child Derek's grandmother made him a passionate fan of his future team, the New York Yankees [2]

High school
Jeter was inspired to play...

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