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Derek Jeter’s Birthday

Major League Baseball’s star shortstop Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. He was drafted right out of high school by the New York Yankees in 1992 and has been playing with the team ever since.

Derek Jeter has played 18 seasons with the Yankees since his Major League debut on May 29, 1995. In 1996, Derek Jeter became the starting shortstop for the Yankees, won the Rookie of the Year, and helped his team to the first of five World Series victories.

Throughout his athletic career, Derek Jeter has been included among the ranks of leading hitters and runners within the Major League Baseball organization. His accolades include: 13 All Star selections, 5 Gold Gloves, 5 Silver Sluggers, 2 Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award.

Jeter leads the league in hits by a shortstop and holds the record for most hits, games played, stolen bases, and at bats by any New York Yankees player in history.

Happy Birthday Derek Jeter!

 

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography

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Drive-In Movie Day

On June 6, 1933 the first ever drive-in movie theater, Park-In Theaters located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, NJ, opened for business.

The idea for a drive-in movie theater was introduced by Richard Hollingshead, who was an avid movie lover and a sales manager at his father’s car parts store. Hollingshead conceived the notion of a movie theater out in the open air where people could enjoy films from their own vehicles.

The original slogan of the Park-In Theaters was “The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.” Hollingshead charged 25 cents per vehicle and 25 cents per movie-goer with the total charge capped at no more than $1.00. Park-In Theaters was only open for a short time, but was able to rouse a niche industry that would boast more than 4,000 drive-in theaters during its hey-day in the 50s and 60s.

Celebrate the anniversary of the first drive-in movie theater by checking your local events calendar for drive-in movies near you!

Sources: History, The Year of Living Unofficially

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