Derek Jeter

Short bio: 

Derek Sanderson Jeter was born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, NJ. He and his family lived in New Jersey until Derek was four years old, at which point they moved to Kalamazoo, MI. Jeter attended Kalamazoo Central High School, where he played baseball and basketball. Jeter received several honors after his senior season. These included an All-State honorable mention, distinguishing him as one of the best high school baseball players in Michigan.

The Astros held the first overall pick in the 1992 draft, but the Astros feared that Jeter would insist on a salary bonus of at least $1 million to forgo his college scholarship for a professional contract, so they passed on him. The Yankees, who selected sixth, rated Jeter highly. Though Yankees officials were concerned that Jeter would attend college instead of signing a professional contract, a scout convinced them to select him, saying, "the only place Derek Jeter's going is to Cooperstown."

Jeter has since played 20 seasons for the New York Yankees. He's a five-time World Series champion, and regarded as a central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602) and at bats (11,195). Jeter is a 14 time All-Star selection, has five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished his career sixth all-time in career hits and the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop.

Championships: 

World Series Champion with the NY Yankees 1996, 1998–2000, 2009

Contact:Mailing: 

Turn 2 Foundation, Inc.
350 E Michigan Avenue
Suite 205
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3800

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Submitted by alexa (not verified) on

HI Jeter, I'm alexa. I always watch you on TV. I think YOUR AWESOME! the world will miss you! you will go down in history! I never saw such an inspiring person like you before! I know its hard to leave the Yankees, but you will do good, sincerely,Alexa

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Submitted by Juan (not verified) on

Hi my name I Juan Cruz
I really don't no where to begin with this email but here I go. My 16 year old nephew Erick Matos is a huge fan of the New York Yankees and is a big fan of Mr. Jeter. Erick is a kid that loves sports. He played baseball and basketball since he was 5 years old. His freshman year in High School he played for the freshmen team scoring several points per game. He was headed the right way. During a of season basketball game he felt very dizzy and was unsteady on his feet. He was then brought to the doctors. After several studies, CT scans, MRI and several procedures they found a a large mass in the center of his brain. After taking out a sample (not to sure what they call the procedure) it was discovered that it was cancers tumor that was causing all theses symptoms. The reason I am writing is not for any monetary help, no visits or anything like that. My wish for my nephew is for him to get a call from Mr. Jett himself. I am not sure I I am contact in the right place or people but I hope this gets through to Mr. Jeter. Please feel free to contact me at my email or phone number 4134593483. And we can make arrangements for my nephew

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Submitted by Meg Christ (not verified) on

Derek -
I have a friend who is in the Army. He served 4 tours in Afghanistan and came home a hero. Now he has a brain tumor . You are his number one fan and he is undergoing surgery in April . It's a 50/50 chance of survival . I'd love to get your autograph if possible so I could bring it to Walter Reed Hospital ❤️ It would make his dream come true .

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Submitted by Ezequiel (not verified) on

Halo i am a kid that goes to Flynn Elementary and i was wondering if you can answer some questions for me because you were the one who inspired me to play baseball. And these are the questions.

1.What's your favorite thing about your career.

2.What's your least favorite thing about your career.

3.What advice would you give me that wants to go to your career.

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Submitted by Joey (not verified) on

Hi, This is Joey from Brooklyn I'm your biggest fan.You were my favorite player since I was 2 years old.I just wanted to wish you happy birthday.

Thanks for being the greatest of all time!

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Submitted by Dawn (not verified) on

Derek Jeter, in fictional character 'Jarod Dieter' is the hero of a new science fiction book dealing with humanoids. 'Jarod' becomes President and an account of his background includes the real Jeter's historical information. Very cute story, and an undeniable parallel drawn to the real Derek Jeter,.
The book is titled 'COG' and is available on Amazon in Kindle format for download. Cog is a humanoid and is the fictional author of the book. Suggested reading for Derek.
Congrats on the new family member! Best wishes from a long time fan, Dawn Duren

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