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Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter is one of today's most celebrated major league baseball players. He is often considered the face of the New York Yankees, where he played his entire career. While playing, Jeter was also team captain of the Yankees.

Where did Derek Jeter grow up?

Derek Jeter was born Derek Sanderson Jeter on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, NJ. He mostly grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he went to high school and starred on the basketball and baseball teams for Kalamazoo Central High School. He has a sister named Sharlee.

Derek Jeter batting

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When did Derek Jeter make it to the major leagues?

Like all young baseball players, Derek's goal was to play in the major leagues. He got his chance playing against the Seattle Mariners on May 29, 1995. He got his first hit a day later and a great baseball career had begun. After a long career, Derek played his last game and retired on September 28, 2014.

Where did Derek Jeter play minor league baseball?

Derek Jeter played for a number of minor league teams during his four years in the minors. All of them are part of the Yankees minor league system. In order, he played for the rookie league GCL Yankees, single A Greensboro Hornets, single A+ Tampa Bay Yankees, double A Albany-Colonie Yankees, and the AAA Columbus Clippers.

Did Derek Jeter go to college?

Derek considered going to the University of Michigan where he received a baseball scholarship. However, he was drafted out of high school as the 6th pick by the New York Yankees and opted to go pro. He hopes to go back to college someday.

Did Jeter win a World Series?

Yes. Derek Jeter won 5 World Series with the New York Yankees.

What records does Derek Jeter hold?

Derek holds a number of records and accomplishments. We'll list a few of his major ones here: Fun Facts about Derek Jeter
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