Derek Jeter: A Famous Baseball Player

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If you ask a baseball fan to name a player that really stood out to them, there is a good chance they would name one player. That player is Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter was a very popular baseball player throughout his career (1992-2014). Being an all-star shortstop for the New York Yankees he had a pretty eventful career. Derek Jeter was a special man in many baseball fan’s hearts, he was one of the best to play the game, he has a very interesting early life, professional career, and personal life. Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974. He was born in Pequannock, New Jersey, then later moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, at age 4. Jeter 's parents are Dorothy and Sanderson Jeter. Derek Jeter continued living in Kalamazoo throughout high school. He attended…show more content…
Jeter was called up from the triple-a affiliate after that injury making him the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. Jeter’s Major league debut was on May 29, 1995 in a game against the Seattle Mariners. After this season the world knew Derek Jeter was going to be one of “the greats”. The year after his MLB debut he batted an amazing .314 with 10 home runs. With Jeter leading the Yankees they went on to win the World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Jeter won the 1996 American League Rookie of the Year Award for his performance that season. Jeter went on so have record breaking seasons ever since. Jeter then retired in 2014 after being considered one of the best players in Major League Baseball history.
When Derek Jeter is not playing baseball he is living his luxurious life. Derek Jeter has always been considered a lady 's man because of the women he has been with. Derek Jeter has been in relationships several very know women. One of the famous women he was in a relationship with was popular singer Mariah Carey. Another was well know actress Minka Kelly. Jeter in now married to fashion model Hannah
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When Derek Jeter is not playing ball with the Yankees or at home with the wife he is starring in commercials for television. Jeter has starred in commercials for brands such as Jordan, Nike, and Gatorade. Jeter has a couple major sponsorships that he really shows off. He is signed with Jordan for his cleats, and Avon where he created his own cologne for men called Driven. As Jeter is pretty much a well known celebrity because of his prominent position in sports. He uses this fame as an advantage to help children in need. In 1996, he created something called the Turn 2 Foundation. This was created to encourage young people to be healthy and academically successful. After Jeter’s retirement, he announced he was going to launch a website called “The Players’ Tribune.”This site would be used as a place for fans to interact with their sports heroes.
Derek Jeter could be argued as the best, or most inspirational player in baseball history. Jeter is a very good man, that has many fans. Derek always took being a New York Yankee with a lot of pride because that was always his dream. Jeter changed the game of baseball and he touched the hearts of many children with his foundations. Derek Jeter was a special man in many baseball fan’s hearts, he was one of the best to play the game, and he has a very interesting early life, professional career, and personal

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