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He came very close to winning the MVP Award in when he finished a close second to Justin Morneaugetting 12 first-place votes compared to 15 for Morneau, whose team came from far behind to win the division.
A former Rookie of the Year and fourteen-time All-StarJeter is in good company since the similarity scores method shows the most similar players to Jeter through include six Hall of Famers and several other players who are strong candidates for the Hall, although none of them is truly similar, which is the sign of an exceptionally good player.
He is of mixed race. Jeter grew up as a Yankee fan, going to Yankee games in the summers that he spent with his grandmother in New Jersey. Although he received a baseball scholarship to attend the University of Michiganhe followed his dream of playing for the New York Yankees after they drafted him with the 6th pick overall in the amateur draft.
However, after the Summer League he did attend the University of Michigan. He showed enough talent to replace incumbent Yankee shortstop Tony Fernandez and earn a starting spot on the team in It didn't take long for the Yankee faithful to take to Jeter, as he earned Rookie of the Year honors by having a solid all-around year in which he hit.
He saved his best for the postseason, where he batted. One of Jeter's biggest hits that postseason, a home run he hit in the 8th inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Seriesproved both memorable and controversial.
Jeter lined an outside pitch from Baltimore Orioles pitcher Armando Benitez into the right-field seats for a game-tying home run. However, replays clearly showed that year-old Yankee fan Jeffrey Maier reached over the wall into the field of play and caught the ball, 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.
It was around this time he got the nickname Captain Intangibles. During his rookie season the young shortstop gained instant fame and soon became a regular subject in the local newspapers' gossip columns.
A highly eligible bachelor in New York with matinee idol looks, his love life became a hot topic among the press, most notably his relationship in with pop star Mariah Carey. Despite being fiercely protective of his privacy, Jeter's dating status has continued to receive intense coverage.
Despite all the media attention, Jeter continued to produce on the field. During the Yankees' campaign in which they won games, he batted. He started that season by reaching base at least once in his first 53 games from the start of the season, a major league record which still stands.
Yankee superstars A-Rod left and Jeter. In andJeter put together a remarkable hitting streak that was barely noticed at the time: He was thus the first hitter since Joe DiMaggio 's record hitting streak of 56 consecutive games in to come within two games of matching his feat; in fact, no batter other than DiMaggio had hit in 54 of 56 games in the entire 20th Century a number did in the 19th Centurythe last being Ed Delahanty in After a disappointing season for both him and the Yankees inJeter came back strong inbatting.
He won both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award at shortstop, then was one of the keys to the Yankees winning their first Championship since During the season, he passed Lou Gehrig for most hits in franchise history.
He also had the most hits in history by a shortstop, with at the end of It was considered at the time that this would retire after the contract's expiration. Asked by reporters about the length of the deal, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said that he expected Jeter to move to the outfield at some point during that four-year period, but that move never took place.Early life.
Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey to Charles and Dorothy Jeter; Throughout his career, Jeter has been known as one of the best postseason players in baseball history. Since arriving in the majors in , Jeter's Yankees have been in the playoffs every year save for the season and have won 7 American .
Derek Jeter, in full Derek Sanderson Jeter, (born June 26, , Pequannock, New Jersey, U.S.), American professional baseball player who, as a shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), was selected to multiple American League (AL) All-Star teams and was one of the most popular players of his time.
Derek was the shortstop his whole baseball career and one of the best at the position. Derek had played with the Yankees his whole baseball career and had earned the nickname “The Captain”.
When it came to D.J announced his retirement and retired in September Derek Sanderson Jeter (/ ˈ dʒ iː t ər / JEE-tər; born June 26, ) is an American former professional baseball shortstop, current businessman and baseball executive who is the chief executive officer (CEO) and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).Home runs: Derek Jeter was born on June 26, in Pequannock, New Jersey, USA as Derek Sanderson Jeter.
He has been married to Hannah . Watch video · Derek Jeter is an athlete best known for his stellar Major League Baseball career as shortstop for the New York Yankees.
Derek Jeter was born on June 26, , in Pequannock, New Jersey. He was.