New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is one of the iconic players of his generation. A consummate professional in the eyes of peers, fans and the media, Derek has led his team to five World Series titles and has been named to the All-Star Team 13 times. A five-time Golden Glove selection (2004-2006, 2009-2010), New York's No. 2 also has won the Silver Slugger Award five times (2006-2009, 2012) and the American League Hank Aaron Award (2006, 2009) twice. And on July 9th, 2011, Derek became the 28th hitter in Major League Baseball history -- and first Yankee ever -- to record 3,000 hits. At the end of 2012, Derek’s career batting average sits at .313 with 3,304 hits, 1,254 RBIs and 1,868 runs scored. After 18 years in the major leagues, Derek’s talent still makes him stand out among his peers; this past season he led the American League in hits (216) and had the league’s fifth-best batting average (.316). Drafted in 1992 with the sixth overall pick by the Yankees, Derek’s major league debut came in 1996. In that first season, Derek not only earned the Rookie of the Year Award, but he also hit New York to its first World Series Championship in nearly two decades. Derek’s impact on the community has been just as astounding as his play on the field. Since starting the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996 to motivate youth to turn their backs on drugs and live a healthy lifestyle, Derek has awarded more than $10 million to signature programs in Florida, New York and Michigan. He also donated $500,000 to launch the Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House in Tampa, Fla., an outpatient counseling center for troubled teens which combines individual and family substance abuse treatment. Derek has received multiple awards for his community service, including the Joan Payson Award (1997) and the Roberto Clemente Award (2009), given annually to the Major League Baseball player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field. He was also Sports Illustrated's 2009 Sportsman of the Year. Derek graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992 and was named Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association, Gatorade and USA Today.


Born: June 26, 1974 | Height: 6’3” | Weight: 195lb. | Bats: Right | Throws: Right | High School: Kalamazoo Central High School, MI | Team: New York Yankees


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