Derek Jeter Baseball Player
Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock, New Jersey. We know him as Derek Jeter or "Jeter". He was drafted by the Yankees in 1992. In 1995 Derek made his debuted and During 1996, his first full season in the major leagues and became the starting short stop, he helped the Yankees win the World Series against the Braves with his above average play and won rookie of the year award. Since then, he's taken the Yankees to World Series wins in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000 2009. Jeter is the all time Yankees hit leader and was named team captain in 2003.
Derek Jeter showed that he had great tallent in the game of baseball from an early age. In his senior year at Kalamazoo Central High School, he won several national sports awards. He was named the 1992 High School Player of the Year by the American High School Coaches Association, the 1992 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year, and USA Today's High School Player of the Year.
Derek is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,304), games played (2,585), stolen bases (348), and at bats (10,551). His achievement 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.
Since 2003 has served as the Yankees' team captain. In 2009, Jeter passed Lou Gehrig's record with this 2,722nd hits the most in franchise history. He also received Gold Glove Awards in 2004 and in 2005 for his performance on the field. Jeter has contributed dependably to the Yankees' franchise successes. He holds many postseason records, and has a .351 batting average in the World Series. Jeter has earned the titles of "Captain Clutch" and "Mr. November" due to his postseason heroics.
In 2000, Derek was named the MVP of both the (All Star) Game and the World Series as the Yankees beat the Mets in five games to capture the Subway Series and a fourth title in Jeter's first five seasons in the Majors. It is the only time that a player has earned MVP honors at the (All Star) Game and World Series in the same season. Derek had his third straight 200-hit season and blasted four home runs combined in the ALCS (against the Mariners) and World Series. In a letter to Derek in 2009, Commissioner Bud Selig wrote, "You are Major League Baseball's foremost champion and ambassador. You embody all the best of Major League Baseball. … You have represented the sport magnificently throughout your Hall of Fame career. On and off the field, you are a man of great integrity, and you have my admiration."
A few games into the 2010 season Derek made history when on April 6, he, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera became the first trio of teammates in MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL history to have played together in 16 seasons.