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Full Name: Derek Sanderson Jeter Primary Position: SS
Height/Weight: 6'3"/195 First Game: May 29, 1995
Birthdate: June 26, 1974 MLB Experience: 14 years
Birthplace: Pequannock, New Jersey
Bat/Throw: Right/Right

Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey to Charles and Dorothy Jeter; however, most of his childhood was spent in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jeter was a star baseball player at Kalamazoo Central High School, where he also played basketball, and in 1992 he was named High School Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Although he received a baseball scholarship to attend the University of Michigan, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft. He is often considered one of the most "clutch" players in Major League history, although statisticians find this specious. Most likely, it is a result of him joining the Yankees in 1996, during the first of their four World Series victories to close out the millennium.

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Career Highlights

Jeter made his major league debut on May 29, 1995. He earned Rookie of the Year honors in his first full season, 1996, in which he had a .314 batting average. During the 8th inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series that year, Jeter was awarded a home run on a memorable and controversial play. Jeter hit a pitch to the right field wall that was pulled into the stands by a 12-year-old spectator, thereby depriving Oriole outfielder Tony Tarasco the opportunity of making a play. Despite protests from the Orioles, the home run call was upheld, which allowed the Yankees to tie and eventually win the game in extra innings.

Jeter has maintained his success on the field. During the 1998 season, Jeter batted .324, led the American League with 127 runs, earned his first All-Star appearance, and placed 3rd in the AL MVP voting.

1999 showed more progress, as Jeter reached career highs in batting average, home runs, RBIs and walks, and led the AL in hits with 219. During the 2000 season, he was voted the MVP of the All-Star Game and the World Series.

The Yankees named Jeter the 11th captain in Yankees history on June 3, 2003.

The 2004 season was quite a rollercoaster for Jeter statistically. Early in the year, he had a mysterious 0-for-27 slump and inexplicably was hitting .198 after the first two months of the season. However, he later recovered and ended the year with 23 home runs and a .292 batting average.

In 2004 and 2005 Jeter won the American League Gold Glove Award.

Jeter in the Playoffs

Throughout his career, Jeter has been known as one of the best postseason players in baseball history. Since arriving in the majors in 1996, Jeter has played in the playoffs every year, and was a member of 6 American League Championship teams and 4 World Series Championship teams. Jeter's personal postseason performance has been a major factor in the Yankees' success. As of 2005, Jeter has a career .306 postseason batting average.

Some of Jeter's most memorable moments have come in postseason play. These include the aforementioned eighth inning, game-tying faux home run against Baltimore in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS and his game-winning, tenth-inning home run off Arizona's Byung-Hyun Kim in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series, as well as one of the most unique and improbable defensive plays in postseason history: Jeter ranged far out of position to intercept an errant relay throw from the outfield, and flipped it underhanded, shuffle-pass style, to home plate, just in time throw out the Oakland A's Jeremy Giambi and preserve the Yankees 1-0 win in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS.

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Hitting
Jeter remains one of the game's premier hitters, especially for a shortstop. He can hit the ball for moderate power, but is at his best when he uses the whole field, spraying line drives with his inside-out swing. He does have holes on the inner half of the strike zone, however. His patience is an asset, and would be more so if the Yankees batted him leadoff.
Fielding & Baserunning
After years of being an embarrassingly bad defender, he jumped back to respectability in 2004 (not coincidentally, when Alex Rodriguez arrived in New York). Still, he has limited range, especially when moving to his left. Jeter is a master of one defensive play, though: the jump-throw in the hole. Jeter is an excellent baserunner who can take the extra base and makes smart decisions.
Summary
Jeter had another fantastic year in 2006. His defense has always been (sometimes vastly) overrated by fans and journalists, but his hitting can be occasionally underappreciated as well. In the end, he's a player that pretty much every team in baseball would love to have, and he's been a major reason for the Yankees' success since his arrival in the Big Apple.


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  • Selected by New York Yankees in the 1st round (6th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1992 - signed June 27, 1992).

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  • Won the 2006 American League Gold Glove for shortstop
  • Won the 2005 American League Gold Glove for shortstop
  • Won the 2004 American League Gold Glove for shortstop

Fun Facts

  • Used the pseudonym "Johnny Drama" when checking into hotels.

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  • He has his own signature line of sneakers under the Jordan brand, a division of Nike.
  • Jeter has appeared in national ad campaigns for Nike, Gatorade, FleetBoston, MasterCard, VISA, Skippy Peanut Butter and XM Satellite Radio, among others.
  • Receives a reported $6 million per year in endorsements.
  • Voted the 'most marketable player in baseball' in a 2005 Sports Business Journal poll.
  • Ranked 38th in Forbes 2005 list of the Top 100 Celebrities
  • He is the ex-boyfriend of singer Mariah Carey (1997–1998), former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, actress Jordana Brewster, Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima (with whom he did a commercial), Vanessa Minillo (from late 2003 until early 2006), and most recently, Jessica Biel. He is rumored to have dated actresses Scarlett Johansson, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, and Tyra Banks.
    • Rumors also circulated that he was dating supermodel Tyra Banks after the two were spotted sitting next to each other at a New York Knicks game, but it turned out to be a coincidence; Jeter's actual "date" to that game was his father.
  • His best friend in baseball is teammate Jorge Posada. Jeter served as best man at Posada's wedding.
  • Hit the MLB's first November home run at the 2001 World Series.
  • Recorded his 2,000th career hit with an infield single on May 26, 2006 off Kansas City Royals pitcher Scott Elarton, becoming the eighth Yankee to reach the milestone.
  • In 2006, Jeter made $7 million in endorsements.
  • Is the cover athlete for Take Two's MLB 2K5, MLB 2K6, and MLB 2K7. Jeter was also the cover athlete for Acclaim Entertainment's All-Star Baseball series of video games.
  • Appeared on "The Abstinence", an episode of the television series Seinfeld along with teammate Bernie Williams.
  • Hosted Saturday Night Live in 2001 and dressed up as a woman in one skit with former Yankees David Cone, and David Wells. He played Alfonso Soriano's wife, "Candice Soriano", and said in character that "Jeter does not do it for me. He looks like The Rock had sex with a Muppet."
  • Was the subject of a 2005 segment on the TV news magazine 60 Minutes.
  • Has appeared in national ad campaigns for Nike, Gatorade, Fleet Bank, Discover Card, Florsheim, VISA (with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner), Skippy Peanut Butter, Ford Motors, XM Satellite Radio, and Ford Mustang (in 2006, with Spike Lee).
  • Endorses a cologne named Driven designed in collaboration with and distributed by Avon.
  • Holds the record for most singles all-time by a Yankee.
  • Is Bob Dylan's favorite baseball player.
  • It took 10 years for Jeter to hit his first and only Grand Slam and at one point had the most at bats of any active player to not have hit a Grand Slam. His grand slam was hit on June 18, 2005 against the Chicago Cubs.
  • He and Mike Piazza are the only players in major league history to hit a World Series home run in both Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium.


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Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1995 NYY A 15 48 5 12 0 7 .250 .294 .375 4 1 3 11 0 0 0 0 0
1996 NYY A 157 582 104 183 10 78 .314 .370 .430 25 6 48 102 9 6 14 1 13
1997 NYY A 159 654 116 190 10 70 .291 .370 .405 31 7 74 125 10 8 23 0 14
1998 NYY A 149 626 127 203 19 84 .324 .384 .481 25 8 57 119 5 3 30 1 13
1999 NYY A 158 627 134 219 24 102 .349 .438 .552 37 9 91 116 12 3 19 5 12
2000 NYY A 148 593 119 201 15 73 .339 .416 .481 31 4 68 99 12 3 22 4 14
2001 NYY A 150 614 110 191 21 74 .311 .377 .480 35 3 56 99 10 5 27 3 13
2002 NYY A 157 644 124 191 18 75 .297 .373 .421 26 0 73 114 7 3 32 2 14
2003 NYY A 119 482 87 156 10 52 .324 .393 .450 25 3 43 88 13 3 11 2 10
2004 NYY A 154 643 111 188 23 78 .292 .352 .471 44 1 46 99 14 16 23 1 19
2005 NYY A 159 654 122 202 19 70 .309 .389 .450 25 5 77 117 11 7 14 3 15
2006 NYY A 154 623 118 214 14 97 .343 .417 .483 39 3 69 102 12 7 34 4 13
2007 NYY A 156 639 102 206 12 73 .322 .388 .452 39 4 56 100 14 3 15 3 21
Total 1835 7429 1379 2356 195 933 .317 .388 .462 386 54 761 1291 129 67 264 29 171

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1995 NY A SS 15 14 120 17 34 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1996 NY A SS 157 156 1370.2 244 444 22 83 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1997 NY A SS 159 159 1417 244 457 18 87 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1998 NY A SS 148 148 1304.2 223 393 9 82 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1999 NY A SS 158 158 1395.2 230 391 14 87 0 0 0 0 0 .978
2000 NY A SS 148 148 1278.2 236 349 24 77 0 0 0 0 0 .961
2001 NY A SS 150 150 1312.1 211 344 15 68 0 0 0 0 0 .974
2002 NY A SS 156 156 1383.1 219 367 14 69 0 0 0 0 0 .977
2002 NY A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 NY A SS 118 118 1033.2 160 271 14 51 0 0 0 0 0 .969
2004 NY A SS 154 154 1341.2 273 392 13 96 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2005 NY A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 NY A SS 157 157 1352.2 262 454 15 96 0 0 0 0 0 .979
2006 NY A DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 NY A SS 150 149 1292.1 214 381 15 81 0 0 0 0 0 .975
2007 NY A SS 155 153 1318.1 199 390 18 104 0 0 0 0 0 .970
Total DH 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total SS 1825 1820 15921 2732 4667 193 988 0 0 0 0 0 .975

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