Derek Jeter

Professional Baseball Player + Shortstop
Hometown Pequannock Townsh...
Religion Roman Catholic
Position Shortstop
Height 6' 3" (190 cm)
Weight 195 lbs (88.5 kg)...
Nationality American
Alma Mater University of Mic...
High School Central (Kalamazo...

Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American baseball shortstop who has played 18 seasons 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 1990s and 2000s due to his hitting ability, baserunning, and leadership. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,294), games played (2,568), stolen bases (348), and at bats (10,477).… Read More

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1974 Birth Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, on June 26, 1974. … Read More


The Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992, and he debuted in the major leagues in 1995. … Read More
Jeter focused the next offseason on his fielding. Baseball America rated Jeter among the top 100 prospects in baseball before the 1993 season, ranking him 44th.


1994 - 1995 5 More Events
Clyde King, a close Steinbrenner advisor, observed Jeter for two days in spring training in 1996, and came away with the impression that Jeter was not yet ready. … Read More
1997 - 2000 10 More Events
With one year remaining until he would become eligible for free agency, Jeter signed a ten-year, $189 million contract before the 2001 season to remain with the Yankees. … Read More
2002 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Jeter batted .297, with 18 home runs, 75 RBI, 124 runs scored, 191 hits, and a career-best 32 stolen bases during the 2002 regular season. … Read More
On Opening Day of the 2003 season, Jeter dislocated his left shoulder when he collided with Toronto Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby at third base. … Read More


The 2004 season began with Jeter mired in a slump, at one point getting only one hit in a span of 36 at-bats; through April, he batted .168. … Read More
Jeter was second in the AL in runs scored (122) in the 2005 season, and was third in the league in both at bats (654) and hits (202).
For the 2006 season, the Yankees signed Johnny Damon to play center field and lead off, moving Jeter to the second position in the batting lineup.
2007 - 2008 5 More Events
For the 2009 season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi switched Jeter and Damon in the batting order, with Damon moving to second and Jeter to the leadoff role. … Read More
In 2010, Jeter, along with Posada and Rivera, became the first trio of teammates in any of the four major league sports in North America (MLB, NFL, NBA, or NHL) to play in at least 16 consecutive seasons on the same team as teammates.
The adjustments left Jeter frustrated, as he batted .242 in the first month of the 2011 season.
Despite continuing concerns about his age, the beginning of the 2012 season saw Jeter on a hot streak: he batted .411 through April 23. … Read More
While rehabilitating, Jeter suffered a small crack in the area of his previous ankle fracture. As a result, Jeter began the 2013 season on the disabled list. … Read More


Jeter re-signed with the Yankees on a one-year, $12 million contract for the 2014 season.
2015 41 Years Old 1 More Event
It was reported by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in March 2015 that Jeter had partnered with Concessions Tampa to bid for a space within the Tampa International Airport, and plans to open a restaurant named after his website.
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