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Derek Jeter Biography

Derek Jeter
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
  • Name: Derek Jeter
  • Birth Name: Derek Sanderson Jeter aka
  • Father: Charles
  • Mother: Dorothy
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Baseball player
  • Net Worth: $ 185 million Dollars
  • Salary: 30-35 million US Dollars
  • Weight in KG: 89kg
  • Online Presence: Facebook,wiki
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An American Baseball shortstop Derek Sanderson Jeter aka Derek Jeter is a renowned Baseball Player in America playing for New York Yankees. He is currently playing his 20th and final season in Major League Baseball (MLB). Born on 1974 June 26, Derek Jeter us a five time World Series Champion. He is regarded as the central figure in the Yankees for their success in the decade 1990s and 2000s. Dexter Jeter has been the all time career leader in Yankees having played 2645 matches hitting 3363 with stolen bases 349 and at bats 10,786. He is the all time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop and ranked 28th to reach the 3000 hits in the baseball arena. Through his performance, he has grabbed the fourteen All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards and a Roberto Clemente Award. Dexter Jester is one of the successful names in the global baseball.

Talking on his early life, Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey from his parents Charles and Dorothy who used to work as an alcohol and drug based counselor and an accountant respectively. He has a sister sibling named Sharlee. After his parents moved to Kalamazoo, he and his sister spent their summer with their grandparents. He had attended the games of New York Yankees with his grandparents; he became the passionate fan of the team. Since then, he had dream to be a player at Yankees and be a baseball player. He has attended Kalamazoo Central High School. He used to play baseball and basketball since his school days with the outstanding performance and skills. He has been awarded with several awards since his early age. With his talents, he drew the attention of University of Michigan offering Derek the baseball scholarship to attend and play college baseball for the Michigan Wolverine baseball team. Derek is in the team of New York Yankees since 1995 till present. This year he is going to retire from the baseball career.

Standing the height of 190cm with the body weight of 89 kg, he is a handsome man with good physique and popularity. Derek has reached the age of 40 but he still has not shred his marital vows. However, he has been the on and off topic in gossip columns and celebrity magazines since 1996 for his performance and romantic relation with his girlfriends. There have been a lot of girls he had dates. The name includes the pop dive Mariah Carey from 1997 to 1998, Miss Universe Lara Dutta, singer Joy Enriquez, television personality Vanessa Minnillo, actresses Jordana Brewster, Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly. There has been series of names who he had dated. Besides making story with his affairs and dating, he also is an active socialist. She has created the Turn 2 Foundation which is a charity organization helping children and teenagers to avoid drug and alcohol addiction. He is an ambassador for a website designed to encourage children towards sports called Weplay. He had appeared in the national as campaigns for Nike, Gatorade, Fleet Bank, VISA, Discover Card, Florsheim, Gillette, Skippy and XM Satellite Radio. He has also appeared on television as a host and also in cameo appearances. He also had appeared in a Broadway play called Bronx Bombers.

Dexter Jeter was ranked as the most remarkable and marketable player in baseball in 2003, 2005 and 2010 Sports Business Surveys. He was the second highest paid endorser in baseball in the year 2006. His net worth is reported to be of $ 185 million Dollars. Every year, his salary and endorsements makes him earn around 30-35 million US Dollars.

Dexter is considered to be one of the consistent baseball players of all times. He mostly has played more than 148 games in a season leaving three seasons in his career due to his injury in 2003, 2011 and 2013. He is known for his unique style of hitting the ball called as “Jeterian Swing”, baserunning, fielding and leadership. There are a lot of baseball fans who adores him. Dexter Jeter is an active user of social media. He had announced about his retirement to be soon through social media. Thus his fans can like him on facebook or follow him at twitter to get recent updates of his activities. There are many internet sites that provide his biography and pictures including wiki.

  • Last modified : 09 July, 2017
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