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|Born: June 26, 1974 |
Pequannock, New Jersey
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|Major League Baseball debut|
|May 29, 1995 for the New York Yankees|
|Selected MLB statistics|
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Derek Sanderson Jeter (pronounced /ˈʤitɚ/, born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves over Cleveland Indians (4-2 Tom Glavine, MVP Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Pequannock Township is a Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Jeter is an eight-time All-Star shortstop, and he is currently the captain of the New York Yankees. All-star (also allstar or all star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of Sports and Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. In Major League Baseball, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York.
Jeter has spent his entire career with the Yankees, starting in 1995 when he was 20 years old. He has won the American League Rookie of the Year Award, a Silver Slugger Award, and three Gold Glove Awards. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to one player from each league as voted upon by the Baseball Writers Association of America The For the award given to amateur boxers see Golden Gloves. In American Baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to In 2000, he became the only player to win both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP Award is given to the most outstanding player in each year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his team's success in the World Series - the Most Valuable Player. His . 317 career batting average through the 2007 season ranks him with the 5th-highest lifetime batting average of all active baseball players. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each He has been in the top seven in the American League in both hits and runs scored for nine of the past ten years. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in In Baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H) sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches In Baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around first second and third base and returns safely to Home plate, touching During the 2000s he ranks second in the major leagues in hits (1,504), fourth in runs (857), and tied for seventh in batting average (. 317) (stats accurate as of July 28, 2007). 
Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, to an African-American father, Dr. Pequannock Township is a Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Sanderson Charles Jeter; his mother Dorothy is of Irish/German descent. The family lived in North Arlington, New Jersey, before moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan, when he was 4. North Arlington is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. 
Jeter was inspired to play baseball by Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. David Mark Winfield (born October 3 1951 in St Paul, Minnesota) is an American former Major League Baseball player who is a member of both the Baseball  In high school, Jeter was a star baseball player at Kalamazoo Central High School, where he also played basketball, earning an All-State honorable mention. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Kalamazoo Central High School is a public High school in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serving students from ninth through twelfth grades Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m After batting . 557 as a sophomore, Jeter hit . Tenth grade (called Grade 10 or Senior 2 in some regions also known as sophomore year in the U 508 (30-59) with 7 HR, 23 RBIs 21 BB, and 1 strikeout his junior year. Eleventh grade (called Grade 11 or Senior 3 in some regions also known as junior year in the U He got on base 63. 7 percent of the time.
Jeter collected many awards at season's end, including the Kalamazoo Area B'nai B'rith Award for Scholar Athlete, the 1992 High School Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association, the 1992 Gatorade High School Player of the year award, and USA Today's High School Player of the Year. The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith ( IPA: /bəneɪ 'brɪθ/ Hebrew: בני ברית "Sons of the Covenant " is the oldest continually-operating Gatorade is a flavored non- carbonated Sports drink manufactured by the Quaker Oats Company, now a division of PepsiCo. Several sports leagues honor their best player with an award called Player of the Year. USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company.
In December 2007, Jeter was inducted into the Kalamazoo Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 
Although Jeter received a baseball scholarship to attend the University of Michigan, he was drafted by the New York Yankees with the 6th overall pick of the 1992 amateur draft and chose to go pro. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research Jeter has said, however, that he will eventually go back to college and earn a degree. 
Jeter spent 4 years in the minor leagues, beginning in the Rookie League before advancing to Class A. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North He spent 2 years there, collecting various awards, including Most Outstanding Major League Prospect of the South Atlantic League in 1993 and Best Defensive BUGG Shortstop. The South Atlantic League or "Sally League" is a Minor league baseball League which operates mostly in the Southeastern United States,
In 1994 he was honored with the Minor League Player of the Year Award by Baseball America, The Sporting News, USA Today, and Topps/NAPBL after hitting . Listed below in chronological order are the Minor League Baseball players chosen by Baseball America as recipients of the Baseball America Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports Listed below in chronological order are the Minor League Baseball players chosen by USA Today as recipients of the USA Today Minor League For the meat company see Topps Meat Company. The Topps Company Inc 344 with five home runs, 68 RBIs and 50 stolen bases combined at Triple-A Columbus, Double-A Albany, and Class-A Tampa. He was also named the MVP of the Florida State League. The Florida State League is a Class A Advanced Minor League Baseball league which operates in the state of Florida.
Jeter has played a role for the Yankees since 1996. Jeter is one of three current veterans (the others are Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera) who came up through the Yankees organization, and has played his entire professional career with the Yankees. Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball Catcher who plays Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Professional baseball player As the Yankees Shortstop, he is currently the longest-serving position player on the team. As of his current contract, Derek earns $22 million a year in salary, and is the second highest paid endorser in baseball having earned $7 million in endorsements in 2006.  Also, he was ranked as the most marketable player in baseball according to an 2005 Sports Business Survey. 
On May 29, 1995, Jeter made his debut in the Major Leagues against the Seattle Mariners in the Kingdome. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Kingdome was an indoor sports and entertainment arena owned by King County Washington and located in Seattle Washington. He got his first major league hit the following day off veteran pitcher Tim Belcher, and started 13 games before being sent back down to the minors. Timothy Wayne Belcher (born October 19, 1961 in Mount Gilead Ohio) is a retired Major League Baseball Pitcher.
He returned on Opening Day of the 1996 season as the starting shortstop (the first Yankee rookie since Tom Tresh in 1962 to do so) and hit his first major-league home run on that day. Thomas Michael Tresh (born September 20, 1937, in Detroit Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball Infielder and Outfielder The 1962 season is perhaps most notable for the dismal 40-120 record of the New York Mets, which has been a continuing source of humor among baseball fans as well as comedians such as Coincidentally, his home run was called by another former Yankee shortstop, the late Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto, with whom Jeter would get guidance from whenever the two met. Philip Francis Rizzuto ( September 25 1917 &ndash August 13 2007) nicknamed "The Scooter" was an American Shortstop Jeter played his way to a successful rookie season, hitting for a . 314 batting average, 10 home runs, and 78 runs batted in and subsequently earning Rookie of the Year honors. In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to one player from each league as voted upon by the Baseball Writers Association of America
In 1999 Jeter led the AL in hits (219), and was 2nd in the league in batting average (. 349) and runs (134). Jeter (who batted 3rd in the lineup part of the year) also drove in 102 runs, becoming only the 2nd Yankee shortstop ever to do so. (Lyn Lary had driven in 107 runs in 1931).
In 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. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League Jeter became the first Yankee since Yogi Berra, in 1959, to hit a home run in the All Star Game (Alfonso Soriano then hit one in 2001).
At the 2001 World Series, Jeter hit MLB's first November home run. The 2001 World Series (the "November Series") took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees. Events in November All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day a Christian holy day is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween
In 2003, Jeter started the season by dislocating his left shoulder on opening day after being named captain of the Yankees, March 31, at the SkyDome in Toronto. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. With Jeter on first base and Jason Giambi at bat, Toronto used an extreme shift that left third base uncovered. Giambi hit a soft grounder to the pitcher, Roy Halladay, who threw to first baseman Carlos Delgado for an out. Harry Leroy Halladay III (born May 14 1977 nicknamed Doc, is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher. Carlos Juan Delgado Hernández (born June 25 1972 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball First baseman for the New York Jeter, seeing Toronto out of position, rounded second and ran to third. Toronto catcher Ken Huckaby ran up the line to cover third and fielded Delgado's throw. Kenneth Paul Huckaby (born January 27, 1971 in San Leandro California) is a backup Catcher in Major League Baseball who is currently Jeter dived headfirst into the bag, while Huckaby attempted to catch the baseball and block Jeter from reaching third. In do so, Huckaby fell onto Jeter; his shin guard driving into his shoulder. 
Jeter's shoulder popped out the front of the socket, and Yankee trainers and Blue Jay doctors tried to pop it back. After unsuccessfully attempting to reset his shoulder in the socket, Jeter was taken to the Yankees' clubhouse, where his shoulder was put back in place. Jeter, who had never played fewer than 148 games in the prior seven full seasons, was subsequently on the disabled list for six weeks, missing 36 games.  However, he still led the major leagues in batting average on balls in play that year (. 380). 
Reaction of Yankee players, including Jeter, were highly critical of Huckaby's play, believing that Huckaby, a marginal player, had foolishly jeopardized the All-star shortstop's season. All-star (also allstar or all star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of Sports and Willie Randolph, who was the Yankees' third-base coach, called Huckaby's play "unnecessary," while Enrique Wilson described it as a "dirty play. Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954 in Holly Hill, South Carolina) is a former Second baseman and former manager in Enrique Wilson Marte (born July 27, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball Infielder " Jeter was unsupportive of Huckaby, demurring when asked whether the play was dirty by ambiguously saying, "I don't know, it's tough. " Jeter's perception of Huckaby's play became clear when Huckaby reported that Jeter was unresponsive to his apology. "He stonefaced me," Huckaby said. "He just stared at me. He didn't say one word. "
The beginning of the 2004 season saw Jeter mired in a slump; on May 25, he was hitting only . 189. This included a personal career record 0-for-32 skid in April. In June, however, Jeter broke out of his slump. He hit nearly . 400 for the month and set a personal best with 9 home runs. He finished the season with a . 292 average and 23 home runs, the 2nd most of his career, as well as 44 doubles, which set a single-season record by a Yankee shortstop, besting Tony Kubek's 38 in 1961. Anthony Christopher Kubek (born October 12, 1936, in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is a retired American Baseball player and Television Headline Event of the Year Roger Maris hits 61 home runs breaking Babe Ruth 's record
In 2005 he was 2nd in the AL in runs (122) and batting average on balls in play (. The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. 394), and 3rd in the league in at bats (654) and hits (202).
In 2006 Jeter led the major leagues in highest groundball/flyball ratio (3. 23; 313/97) and batting average on balls in play (. 394), and tied for the American League lead in steals of third base (12). He was 2nd in the league in batting average (. 343) and runs scored (118), 3rd in hits (214), SB success % (87. 2), and batting average with runners in scoring position (. 381), and 5th in infield hits (26).  He finished 2nd in American League MVP voting to Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins (320 points to 306 points). Justin Ernest George Morneau (born May 15, 1981 in New Westminster British Columbia) is a Canadian Major League Baseball player who The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jeter has finished in the top 10 in the MVP balloting 6 times in his 11 full seasons through 2006 (including also a 3rd place finish in 1998).
As of August 25, 2007, Derek was named the Face of the Yankees by staff and fan voters on ESPN. com. One day before the Yankees completed what was thought of as an improbable comeback by winning a playoff spot on September 26, Jeter reached 200 hits for the 6th season, and the third consecutive, tying former Yankee great Lou Gehrig. Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig ( June 19 1903  – June 2 1941) born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American
In 2007, Jeter was 3rd in the AL in hits (203), 4th in at bats (639) and plate appearances (714), 6th in times on base (276), 7th in hit by pitch (14), and 9th in batting average (. 322; along with Pedro Guerrero, the only ballplayers who were in the top 10 in the league in batting each year from 2005-07). Pedro Guerrero may refer to Pedro E Guerrero, photographer Pedro Guerrero (baseball, baseball player He also was involved in a career-high 104 double plays, and his 4. 02 range factor was the lowest of all AL shortstops, and his . 765 zone rating was the lowest among all major league shortstops.
Another play made by Jeter during a July 1, 2004, game against the rival Boston Red Sox. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. In the top of the 12th inning, with the score tied at 3, the Red Sox had runners on second and third with 2 outs and right fielder Trot Nixon up at bat. Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the New York Mets Nixon hit a pop fly down the left field line. Jeter ran from his position at shortshop and made an over-the-shoulder catch. In dramatic fashion he launched himself over the third base side railing, landing three rows into the left field seats, and lacerating his chin and bruising his face in the process. Jeter was later taken out of the game. This catch ended the inning and later the Yankees went on to win the game in the bottom of the 13th inning.  The "Dive" was awarded Play Of The Year in the This Year In Baseball awards competition, as voted on by fans at MLB. com. The play is also currently seen during the introduction of Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. Sunday Night Baseball is the Major League Baseball game of the week that is televised Sunday nights at 8 p ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to
The question surrounding this play is whether the ball would have landed in fair territory. If the ball was fair and not caught, Nixon would have driven in two runs to put the Red Sox up 5-3. If the ball had landed foul, it simply would have been a strike. Either way, the play ended the inning, and helped the Yankees win. The third base umpire, Fieldin Culbreth, called it a fair ball. Fieldin Henry Culbreth III (born March 16 1963 in Spartanburg South Carolina) is an umpire in Major League Baseball.
As of 2006, Jeter has a career . 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success 314 postseason batting average with 17 home runs and 48 RBIs as well as reaching base in 105 of 119 postseason games. The Yankees have been to the playoffs every year since Jeter joined the team. He has a Major League Baseball record 150 career postseason hits, and also holds records for most postseason singles (108), at-bats (478), runs scored (85) and strikeouts (92). In Baseball, an at bat ( AB) or time at bat is used to calculate certain statistics, including Batting average, On base In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes
Jeter has made a series of spectacular plays both in the field and at the bat, especially in the 2001 postseason. Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Perhaps the most memorable took place in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series vs. The American League Division Series ( ALDS) the opening round of the 2001 American League playoffs began on Tuesday October 9, and ended on the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. With Jeremy Giambi on first base, Oakland right fielder Terrence Long hit a double off Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina into the right-field corner. Jeremy Dean Giambi (dʒiˈɑːmbi born September 30, 1974 in San Jose California) is a Left-handed, former Professional baseball Terrence Deon Long (born February 29, 1976 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former Outfielder in Major League Baseball. Michael Cole Mussina (born December 8 1968 nicknamed Moose, is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher currently with the American League's As Giambi rounded third and headed for home, Yankees right fielder Shane Spencer retrieved the ball and made a wild throw intended for Yankees catcher Jorge Posada. Michael Shane Spencer (born February 20, 1972 in Key West Florida) was a professional Baseball Outfielder. Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball Catcher who plays Instead, the errant throw missed cutoff man Tino Martinez and dribbled up the first base line. Constantino "Tino" Martinez (born December 7, 1967 in Tampa Florida) is a retired First baseman in Major League Baseball Jeter came out of nowhere to grab the ball and flip it to Posada, who tagged Giambi on the leg just before he crossed home plate for the out. Facing elimination, the Yankees went on to win the game 1-0, as well as the series.
"That is fair, down the right field line. Thomas Wade "Thom" Brennaman (born September 12, 1963) is an American Sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman Giambi on his way to third, and they're gonna wave him around! The throw misses the cutoff man--shovel to the plate! Out at the plate! Derek Jeter with one of the most unbelievable plays you will ever see by a shortstop!
The play was later voted # 7 in Baseball Weekly's 10 Most Amazing Plays of all time. USA Today Sports Weekly is a weekly magazine that covers Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, NCAA baseball and 
After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the baseball season was put on hold. Because of this, the playoffs started later, and Game 4 of the 2001 World Series was played on October 31st. The 2001 World Series (the "November Series") took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse The game went into the tenth inning tied at 3-3. At midnight, the scoreboard in center field read "Attention Fans, Welcome to NOVEMBER BASEBALL". This was the first time that any non-exhibition baseball game had been played in the month of November.
Moments after this message was displayed on the board, Jeter sent a 3-2 pitch from Byung-Hyun Kim over the right field stands. Byung-Hyun Kim (born January 19, 1979 in Kwangsan-Ku Songjungdong South Korea) a A fan in the stands held up a sign with the words "Mr. November", which he likely planned to hold up if anyone did something major after midnight. Michael Kay, who called the walkoff home run, called Jeter by this name, referencing the sign. Despite the nickname, Jeter was 3 for 12 (. 250) in November baseball that season, as the Yankees lost the World Series in seven games to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
During the 1996 American League Championship Series, Jeter was involved in what has become an memorable moment in postseason history. The 1996 American League Championship Series ( ALCS) the second round of the 1996 American League playoffs matched the Eastern Division champion During game one, with the Yankees trailing the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 in the 8th inning, Jeter hit a fly ball to right field. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. As right fielder Tony Tarasco moved to make a play on the ball near the fence, appearing to have a chance to catch the ball, 12 year old Jeffrey Maier reached over the wall and caught the ball, pulling it back into the stands. Position description Outfielders must cover large distances so speed instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key Anthony Giacinto Tarasco (born December 9, 1970 in New York City) is a former Major league Outfielder for the Atlanta Braves Jeffrey (Jeff Maier (born September 24, 1984) is best known for an incident as a young fan when he deflected a ball in play during Game 1 of the 1996 American Despite Tarasco's protest, the umpires convened and ruled the ball a home run. Replays conclusively showed that had Maier not interfered, the ball would have fallen in front of the fence and potentially into Tarasco's glove for an out. The Yankees would go on to win in 11 innings, and eventually the series, 4 games to 1. The ruling made for the first home run of Jeter's postseason career.
The New York Yankees named Jeter the 11th recognized captain in Yankees history on June 3, 2003, after 8 years without one. Offseason summary The Yankees ' 2007/2008 offseason began in a tumultuous manner with uncertainty as to the status of manager Joe Torre and team stalwarts The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. (Dispute over the true count was noted in a lengthy article in the New York Times on March 25, 2007, by Vincent M. Mallozzi. ) Jeter became the first official captain of the team since Don Mattingly retired in 1995. Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed " Donnie Baseball " and " The Hit Man " (born April 20, 1961) is the Los Angeles Dodgers He is in the 7th year of a 10-year contract and made $20. 6 million for the 2007 season. His contract, which has a total value of $189,000,000 is the 3rd largest contract in baseball history, behind two contracts of Alex Rodriguez. The following is a list of the largest sports contracts. These figures include Signing bonuses but exclude options buyouts and endorsement deals Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27 1975 in New York New York) commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is an American Third baseman for the
Jeter's defense has been the subject of criticism from a number of sabermetricians, including Bill James, Rob Neyer, and the publication, Baseball Prospectus. Sabermetrics is the analysis of Baseball through objective evidence especially Baseball statistics. George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949, in Holton Kansas) is a Baseball writer historian and statistician whose work has been Rob Neyer (born 1966 is a Baseball author and since 1996 a columnist for ESPN The book The Fielding Bible by John Dewan contains an essay by James in which he concludes that Jeter "was probably the most ineffective defensive player in the major leagues, at any position. " A 2008 study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that from 2002-2005 Jeter was the worst defensive shortstop in the Major Leagues. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 
Derek Jeter is from a family of four. The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida, but also maintains an apartment in Manhattan's Trump Tower. Jeter's personal life has been a favorite topic in gossip columns and celebrity magazines since his rookie year in 1995. Jeter had a well publicized relationship with pop diva Mariah Carey from 1997 to 1998. A diva is a celebrated female singer The Italian term is used to describe a woman of rare outstanding talent in the world of Opera, and by extension in theatre and  Jeter also dated former Miss Universe Lara Dutta and actress Jordana Brewster. Miss Universe is an annual international Beauty contest run by the Miss Universe Organization. Lara Dutta (born April 16 1978) is an Indian actress, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and the 2000 Miss Universe. Jordana Brewster (born April 26, 1980) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles in The Fast and the Furious, He is rumored to have dated actresses Scarlett Johansson, Gabrielle Union, and Jessica Alba. Scarlett I Johansson (born November 22 1984 is an actress and Singer, of dual American and Danish citizenship Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 29, 1972) is an American Actress and former model. Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28 1981 is an American television and film Actress.  Rumors also circulated that he was dating supermodel Tyra Banks after the two were spotted sitting next to each other at a New York Knicks game, but it turned out to be a coincidence; Jeter's actual "date" to that game was his father. Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4 1973 is an American Television personality, Emmy Award -winning talk show host, actress Supermodel, former He has also dated Brazilian Supermodel Adriana Lima; with whom he did a commercial. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld A supermodel is a highly-paid élite fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in Haute couture and commercial modeling Adriana Francesca Lima (born June 12 1981 is a Brazilian model known for her work with Victoria's Secret and Maybelline cosmetics Jeter also had an on-and-off relationship with television personality Vanessa Minillo from late 2003 until early 2006. A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention Vanessa Joy Minnillo (born November 9, 1980) is an American television personality.  Most recently, Jeter had been linked to actress Jessica Biel. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982) is an American actress and former model, who has appeared in several Hollywood
Jeter began the Turn 2 Foundation, a charity organization, in 1996. The Turn 2 Foundation is a charity organization founded by New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter in 1996 The definition of charitable organization, and of charity varies according to the country and in some instances the region of the country in which the charitable organization operates The Foundation was established to help children and teenagers avoid drug and alcohol addiction, and to reward those who show high academic achievement. Drug addiction is widely considered a pathological state. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute Drug use to the development of drug-seeking Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions The organization's name was chosen, besides the baseball reference to a double play (and Jeter's uniform number), to demonstrate the goal of giving youths a place to "turn to", besides drugs and alcohol. This article is about Baseball. For double play Magnetic tape, see Audio tape length and thickness. 
Derek was the starting shortstop for the USA team in the first ever World Baseball Classic. The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international Baseball tournament first held in March 2006. Jeter hit . 450 (9/20) for Team USA and scored 5 runs in 6 games. Only Ken Griffey, Jr. (. George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey Jr (born November 21 1969 in Donora Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball Center fielder for the Chicago 524) and Cuba's Yoandy Garlobo (. The Cuba national baseball team is the national team of Cuba. Yoandy Garlobo Romay (born January 12, 1977 in Jovellanos, Matanzas Province, Cuba) is a Baseball player who starred for 480) had a higher batting average with a minimum of 20 at bats.  Jeter's exploits earned him recognition as the shortstop selection on the All-Tournament Team.