Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

Active - 2003 - 2015  |   Born - Jun 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation, Comedy, Adventure

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  • Wrote about his desire to become a Yankees' shortstop in an eighth-grade essay.
  • Authored Game Day: My Life On and Off the Field and The Life You Imagine: Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams. Both titles were released in 2001.
  • In 1996, founded the Turn 2 Foundation, which strives to help youths stay away from drugs and alcohol.
  • Was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1996 and the MVPs of the 2000 World Series and the 2000 All Star game.
  • Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
  • In 2009, broke the record for most hits in New York Yankees franchise history. The record had previously been held by Lou Gehrig with 2721 hits.
  • Took part in contentious negotiations with the Yankees between the 2010 and 2011 seasons before signing a three-year contact (with a fourth-year option). Jeter's statistical decline the previous year made for edgy words between the shortstop and Yankee management, concerned about further performance erosion.
  • Set Yankees franchise stolen base record in May, 2011, when he swiped bag number 326.
  • Collected his 3,000 career hit on July 9, 2011, with a home run; Jeter had five hits in all in that game, and the final one proved to be the one that won the game.