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!