Derek Jeter Biography


Derek Jeter

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Birth Name: Derek Jeter
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: gemini
Age: 43 Years
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Derek Jeter is a retired professional baseball player from United States. As a baseball player, he played as the shortstop for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball (MLB). He had a successful career as a baseball player as he won five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, a Roberto Clemente Award and so on. Talented and industrious guy, Derek Jeter was born as Derek Sanderson Jeter in the mid 1970s in Pequannock, New Jersey, United States of America to Dorothy Jeter and Sanderson Charles Jeter. He is an American and is of mixed ethnicity.

Derek is now aged 41 years old but till date he hasn't tied his married knot and has not been divorced yet. However, there is several information and rumors about his love life in the media. In 1997, he was spotted with an American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. She is also an actress and record producer. This continued this romantic love affair for about a year and they broke up in 1998.

After that Derek dated several fashion models and celebrities like Vida Guerra, Lara Dutta and Joy Enriquez. In 2003, he was seen with a TV personality, actress and model Vanessa Lachey. They dated each other for about two years and they broke up in 2005.

In May 2008, Derek was spotted with Minka Kelly. Minka Kelly is an actress and she is mainly popular for her role in the TV series like Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and so on. They called off this love life in August 2011. He also dated Jordana Brewster and Jessica Biel for several months.

After being in love with a fashion model Hannah Davis for several months, they announced that they got engaged in November 2015. Davis is famous for her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. They are about to get married and be each other’s loving spouse.

Derek's father Sanderson Charles Jeter, Ph.D. is a former baseball player and he played baseball at Fisk University. His interest in baseball grew when he was just a little boy. As a child, he was enrolled at Kalamazoo Central High School. He was also named as one of the best high school baseball players in Michigan. He also won the 1992 High School Player of the Year Award. His outstanding baseball skills were well appreciated by the University of Michigan and then he joined University of Michigan after they offered him baseball scholarship to play for Michigan Wolverines baseball team. In 1992 season, he played for Gulf Coast Yankees in minor league baseball. He played in the minor league baseball for about four years and then on 29th of May 1995 he made his MLB debut for New York Yankees. In 1999, he signed a contract worth of a $5 million salary. His net worth is $185 million.

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Born in Pequannock, New Jersey, United States

1974 26th of June

Talented and industrious guy, Derek Jeter was born as Derek Sanderson Jeter in the mid 1970s in Pequannock, New Jersey, United States of America to Dorothy Jeter and Sanderson Charles Jeter. He is an American and is of mixed ethnicity.

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Was named the High School Player of the Year Award

1992

Derek's father Sanderson Charles Jeter, Ph.D. is a former baseball player and he played baseball at Fisk University. His interest in baseball grew when he was just a little boy. As a child, he was enrolled at Kalamazoo Central High School. In 1992, he won the High School Player of the Year Award.

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Won Gatorade High School Player of the Year award

1992

He had an outstanding year in 1992. He won several prestigious awards and honors that year. He won Gatorade High School Player of the Year award in 1992. That year, he was also honored with the USA Today's High School Player of the Year.

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Joined University of Michigan

1992

His outstanding baseball skills were well appreciated by the University of Michigan and then he joined University of Michigan after they offered him baseball scholarship to play for Michigan Wolverines baseball team. He joined them in the early 1990s.

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Played for Gulf Coast Yankees

1992

In 1992 season, he played for Gulf Coast Yankees in minor league baseball. That year he played at the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. During his first game, he was unable to score a hit. He struggled during his first year.

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Made his MLB debut

1995 29th of May

He played in the minor league baseball for about four years and then on 29th of May 1995 he made his MLB debut for New York Yankees. In 1999, he signed a contract worth of a $5 million salary.

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Began dating Mariah Carey

1997

In 1997, he was spotted with an American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. She is also an actress and record producer. This continued this romantic love affair for about a year and they called off this love life in 1998.

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Honored as New York Yankees Player of the Year

1998

As a baseball player, he played as the shortstop for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball (MLB). In 1998, he was honored by the New York Yankees as its Player of the Year. He was also honored with this title in 1999 and 2000.

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Won World Series Most Valuable Player Award

2000

He is one of the professional baseball players from United States and he has been awarded with several prestigious honors and awards in his life. He won World Series Most Valuable Player Award for the first time in his life in 2000.

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Began dating Vanessa Lachey

2003

After that Derek dated several fashion models and celebrities like Vida Guerra, Lara Dutta and Joy Enriquez. In 2003, he was seen with a TV personality, actress and model Vanessa Lachey. They dated each other for about two years and they broke up in 2005.

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Dated Minka Kelly

2008 of May

In May 2008, Derek was spotted with Minka Kelly. Minka Kelly is an actress and she is mainly popular for her role in the TV series like Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and so on. They called off this love life in August 2011. He also dated Jordana Brewster and Jessica Biel for several months.

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Won GIBBY Awards Moment of the Year

2008

He has been honored with GIBBY Awards Moment of the Year for two times in his life. He won this award for the first time in his life in 2008. He was also honored with this award in 2009.

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Announced his retirement

2014

Derek Jeter is a retired professional baseball player from United States. He played as the shortstop for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball (MLB) for about two decades. In 2014, he signed a one year deal worth of $12 million contract with Yankees and he announced his retirement the same year.

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Engaged to Hannah Davis

2015 of November

After being in love with a fashion model Hannah Davis for several months, they announced that they got engaged in November 2015. Davis is famous for her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. They are about to get married and be each other’s loving spouse.

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