Derek Jeter was born June 26, 1974. His dad’s name is Charles Jeter and his mom’s name is Dorothy Jeter. His sister’s name is Sharlee Jeter. Derek was born in Pequannock, New Jersey. When Derek was five, his family and him moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Also, Derek’s middle name is Sanderson. As a kid Derek’s favorite was Dave Winfield. Ever since he was a Yankee fan he loved to play and watch baseball. After school, everyday, Derek would go to the baseball field near his house and start practicing. When he was in Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992, his baseball stats were 23 games, 30 hits, 5 doubles, 1 triple, and 12 for12 in stolen bases.

Derek Jeter is famous in many ways. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1996. Later in 1992 he got drafted by the New York Yankees sixth overall. The first three years he was the backup shortstop. He first played on May 29, 1995. The next year in 1995 he was in a slump for mostly the whole entire year. In the year of 1996 Jeter went from worst to first. He was so good he earned the MVP award in the American league. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1996. Also he is the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. In 1998 his stats were 203 hits, .324 batting average, 19 homers, and 30 steals. Next, in 2000 he was named MVP for both the all-star game and World Series. Later on June 3, 2003 he was named captain for the New York Yankees. The next year in 2004 Jeter earned his first gold glove award. Also in 2001 his new nickname was Mr. November because it turned midnight on October 30th. When Jeter was up at 12:02 he hit the walk off home run to go to the World Series. He played for the Yankees his whole entire career. Lastly, when he gets a hit it is “called captain” clutch because he is the captain of the New York Yankees.

Jeter has made impacts on others lives in many ways. One way he has made an impact is by telling people to practice to achieve his or her own goals. Also, he has opened a charity foundation for younger children. He makes an impact by telling all the he speaks to work really, really hard on his or her own goal or goals. Lastly, he makes an impact by telling people to never give up on his or her goal or goals.

Jeter is a admirable and remarkable person. He is remarkable because he is great at basketball. Also, he is remarkable because he a great player at baseball.  He is admirable because he has opened a charity foundation for kids. The name of his charity foundation is named Turn 2 charity foundation. That is admirable because some people in this world are poor so Derek Jeter made a charity foundation to help the poor people in the world. That is how Derek Jeter is remarkable and admirable.

Many people can have a lesson learned if they know who Derek Jeter is. One lesson learned is that if somebody puts hard work into something it mostly equals success. That is true because if somebody tries really hard to play baseball, [Derek Jeter] they will most likely go to the major leagues. Also, another lesson learned is to practice to achieve the goal or goals you are trying to achieve. That lesson is true because the more somebody practices, they get better at what they are trying to achieve. Another lesson learned is to follow dreams that that person has. That lesson is true because if you follow your dreams they will finally come true if you believe they can come true. The last lesson learned is to never give up. Lastly, that lesson is true because if somebody never gives up they will finally achieve of what that person is trying to achieve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Craig, Robert Derek Jeter a Biography  New York: Pocket Books, 1999.DerekJeter.com 29 April 2009<mt

 

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