Derek Jeter Research Paper

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Derek Jeter is a baseball player known for playing with the New York Yankees as their shortstop. Derek Jeter also known as Jeter or “The Captain” played with The New York Yankees for 22 years during that time he help the Yankees win several World Series. Jeter has won several awards while playing with the Yankees.
Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey. Derek is the eldest of his sister Sharlee Jeter. His parents are Dorothy and Charles Jeter. At age 4 Derek and family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan so his father could pursue his Ph. D in Psychology from Western Michigan University. He spent his child hood growing up in Michigan. While attending High school at Kalamazoo central high School …show more content…

During this time he also enrolled into the University of Michigan but his time on campus was brief. Batting with a .344 batting average with 50 stolen bases in 1994, Derek Jeter was selected as “Minor League Player of the Year” by several publications, such as The Sporting News and Baseball America. Jeter finally realized that his dream would come true when Yankees shortstop Tony Fernandez was put on the disabled list in 1995. Derek Jeter wearing the #2 on his back made his first big league debut on May 29, 1995 playing against the Seattle Mariners. In 1996 he had his first full season. During his first full season he batted at an average of .314 with 10 home runs. As a skilled shortstop playing for the Yankees he helped the New York Yankees win the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. During this year Derek Jeter won the 1996 American League Rookie of the Year Award for his excellent performance that season. As his career went on he became one of baseball’s top all-around players. Jeter earned his first 14 All-Star selections in 1998. The season of 1998 ended with the first of three straight world championships for the New York Yankees. In 1999, Jeter led the majors in hits and career home runs and RBIs. In 2000, Derek Jeter became the first to be named All-Star game and World Series MVP in the same …show more content…

The throw to home was over thrown and Huckaby trying to get the ball and beat Jeter to home plate. Huckaby got the ball and his whole game plan was to slide to the plate on his knees and get the out. Derek running with full force knew that he would have to slide to score. Both trying to beat each other’s to the plate Huckaby dove and Derek already slid to the plate. Huckaby landed on top of Jeter at home plate. As each were both yelling Derek Jeter was yelling that his shoulder was hurt and Huckaby was yelling that Derek was off the plate. Huckaby finally paying attention to Derek realized that he was hurt. Huckaby getting off Derek let others get to Jeter because he needed help. Come to find out Derek had a separated shoulder and was taken out of the game. After recovery he was as good as

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