Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter

Important Events: Derek Jeter was picked sixth overall by the New York Yankees in 1992. In all of Derek Jeter's career he had 3,465 hits which is sixth overall for most amount of hits. His first contract was $800,000, the second highest amount the Yankees have ever paid for a draft pick. One of the most important events of his life is going to Yankees Stadium for the first time. That is where he said he got attached to the Yankees. Derek Jeter started the Turn 2 Foundation to help guide kids by telling them about the cons of drugs and alcohol. He felt like this would give back to his parents for what they did for him.

Derek Jeter

Childhood: Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey. He only had one sister named Sharlee. The family moved to Kalamazoo when he was four years old. Derek was a great student and player. He was maintaining just below a 4.0 grade point average. While he was doing that he was playing baseball all the time. He made it to the Little League World Series. When he was little he watched the Yankees with his Grandma and that is when he started liking the Yankees.

Life Lessons: According to a past teacher of Derek, she said, ''A lot of people are good, and a lot of people are great winners, but he's truly a good person." Jeter was not a selfish person. He always concentrated on the team. According to players on past teams, he is a great person and team player in the locker room and on the field. One day Derek thought about missing practice, but his dad said if he doesn't go to practice then he will be benched. From thereon he hasn't missed a practice. He has learned that he can only control what he can control. He always has to support teammates no matter what.

Fame: According to SI Baseball's Greatest, Derek Jeter is the third best shortstop ever. He had many accomplishments over his playing career which made him famous. His Junior year of high school he had a .557 batting average and that was a school record. Out of high school he went straight to the minor leagues while still attending the University of Michigan. In 1996, he was named Rookie of the Year. He also won a World Series that year. That one was the first of his five World Series of his career.


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