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Jeter, Derek Sanderson

Born: 1974 AD
Currently alive, at 46 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

1974 – Born on the 26th of June in Pequannock Township, New Jersey.

1992 – Jeter collected many awards at season’s end, including the Kalamazoo Area B’nai B’rith Award for Scholar Athlete, the High School Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association

1992 – He was drafted by the New York Yankees with the 6th overall pick of the amateur draft and chose to go pro.

1993 – He spent 2 years there, collecting various awards, including Most Outstanding Major League Prospect of the South Atlantic League and Best Defensive BUGG Shortstop.

1994 – He was named the Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News, USA Today Baseball Weekly, and Topps/NAPBL after hitting .344 with 5 HR, 68 RBIs and 50 stolen bases combined at Triple-A Columbus, Double-A Albany, and Class-A Tampa.

1995 – On the 29th of May, Jeter made his debut in the Major Leagues against the Seattle Mariners in the Kingdome.

1996 – Jeter has played a key role in the Yankees’ success.

         – He returned on Opening Day of the season as the starting shortstop and hit his first major-league home run on that day.

1999 – Jeter led the AL in hits (219), and was 2nd in the league in batting average (.349) and runs (134).

2000 – Jeter became the first player ever to win the All-Star Game MVP award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year.

2001 – World Series, Jeter hit the MLB’s first November home run.

2003 – Jeter started the season by dislocating his left shoulder on opening day, March 31, at the SkyDome in Toronto.

2005 – He was 2nd in the AL in runs (122) and batting average on balls in play (.394),[2] and 3rd in the league in at bats (654) and hits (202).

2006 – Jeter led the major leagues in highest groundball/flyball ratio (3.23; 313/97) and batting average on balls in play (.394),[3] and tied for the American League lead in steals of third base (12).

         – On the 3rd of October, Jeter became the 6th player in Major League history to have 5 hits in a playoff game, leading the Yankees to an 8-4 ALDS Game 1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

2007 – In April, he has a .314 career regular season batting average, but a .370 career American League Division Series batting average in 46 games, and 150 overall career post-season hits, along with 85 career post-season runs scored.