Derek Jeter Biography

Published on : 27 March, 2015

Facts of Derek Jeter

Birth Name Derek Jeter
Famous Name Derek Jeter
Father Sanderson Charles Jeter
Mother Dorothy Jeter
Nationality American
Ethnicity American
Birth Place/City Pequannock, New Jersey, United States
Salary 12 million USD 2014
Net Worth $185 million
Weight in KG 195 lbs 88.4kg
Girlfriend Hannah Davis
Date of Birth: 1974 June 26
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign:: gemini

Also known as DJ, Mr. November and Captain Clutch, Derek Sanderson Jeter is a very popular name in the Baseball sport. He is an American former professional baseball shortstop playing for the New York Yankees. He had played in 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is praised for his skills of hitting, base running, fielding and leadership. He is regarded as the man behind for the success of Yankees in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Derek Jeter is the all time career leader in Yankees having set the record of 3465 hits, 544 doubles, playing 2747 games, 358 stolen bases, 4716 times on base, 12602 plate appearances and 11195 bats. Due to his outstanding play, he has won 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Gloves Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards and a Roberto Clemente Award. He has secured the 28th place to have reached the 3000 hits and has finished his career sixth all-time in career hits and becoming the All time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop.

Derek Jeter was born in the year 1974 June 26 at Pequannock Township, New Jersey, United States of America to parents Dorothy Connors and father Sanderson Charles Jeter. He has the Irish, German and English descent from his mother side and African American from his father’s side. He has a little sister, Sharlee, who was a softball star during her high school. Jeter and his sister used to live with their parents during the school year and used to spend their summer with their grandparents. While with the grandparents, he and his sister used to go watch the games of New York Yankees. This way he became the passionate fans of New York Yankees and developed the interest of playing baseball. His favorite in the team was Dave Winfield whom he regards as his inspiration.

Derek had started to play Baseball since his early age. He had attended Kalamazoo Central High School where he played baseball and basketball. He was found very skillful and talented in baseball and he got several of the honors and appreciation for his play. He was distinguished as one of the best high school baseball players in Michigan. He was awarded with several of the Awards which include B’nai B’rith Award for Scholar Athlete, 1992 High School Player of the year, 1992 Gatorade High School Player of the Year Award and USA Today’s High School Player of the Year. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003 in the Kalamazoo Central High School where he studied. Afterwards, he grabbed the attention f University of Michigan which offered him a baseball scholarship to attend and play from the University’s side.

Derek Jeter had his career initiated when he was still in his high school. He was drafted by the Yankees in 1992 and made his debut in the major league in 1995. He later became the Yankees’ starting shortstop. He then won the Rookie of the Year Award. He is considered as the man behind the success of New York Yankees in late 90s and early 2000s. He has played in the major leagues for the team since 1995 till 2014, until he got retired from the play. Derek Jeter has been one of the most marketed players in his generation. He has been involved in several of the endorsements of the varieties of brands. He is an active social activist and also has appeared in guest appearances in several of the television sitcoms and movies. His net worth is reported to be 185 million US Dollars, which is considered to be very high.

Derek Jeter has always been famous with girls and used to grab the attention in several of the media. His relationships with the high profile celebrity like singer Mariah Carey, Miss Universe Lara Dutta, singer Joy Enriquez, television personality Vanessa Minnillo, actresses Jordana Brewster, Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly and currently model Hannah Davis has been well publicized.  He has never been married nor has any child from any of the affairs. Forty years old athlete, Jeter has been dating model Hanna Davis since 2012 and are seen quite a lot together, happy and enjoying their togetherness.

Derek Jeter has a lot of fans. Besides, being one of the most eligible bachelors, a lot of women and girls has set their eyes on him. He is handsome, rich and very humble person. To know more on him, his fans can go through several of the sites available on the internet that locates his biography, pictures and videos along with Wikipedia, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, etc. Also, he is available in Twitter and Facebook. His fans can simply follow him on his account to get updated with his recent activities and get to know him more.

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