Derek Jeter Biography
Derek Sanderson Jeter, born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, is a great MLB player, who plays for the New York Yankees. He was the team captain of the Yankees' since the year 2003. In the presence of Jeter in the Yankees, the team was always highlighted by Jeter’s hitting prowess. He played very important role in his team till the late 1990s.
Jeter did his debut in the Major League in the year 1995, and he won the Rookie of the Year Award and he helped the Yankees to lift the coveted World Series in the year 1996. Jeter was a member of championship winning team in the years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. In the year 2000, Jeter became the only player in history to win the All Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year.
He was selected as an All-Star, eleven times, and won the Silver Slugger award, four occasions. He won the Gold Glove award on 5 times. He is always regarded as a very consummate professional, by his teammates and even opponents. He was known for being a reliable contributor in the postseason. Jeter is considered as the best player, of his generation.
He always leads amongst the shortstops and his career batting average was 317, through the 2009 season, he ranked as the 5th-highest player amongst the active players. He has also been among the American League (AL) leaders, of his time, in his hits and runs scored, for the past 10 years. He is still the all-time great, Yankees hit leader, passing Hall of Fame member, Lou Gehrig in the year 2009. Jeter is known for his consistent postseason performances of his career highest of 309, postseason batting average, with 18 home runs and 50 RBIs.
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