Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter


6/26/1974, Pequannock, NJ

Birth Name

Derek Sanderson Jeter


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Derek is a 7-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Yankees, and the team's leader and captain. He has won the American League Rookie of the Year Award, the All-Star and World Series MVP Awards, a Silver Slugger Award and three Gold Glove Awards.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Derek: (On former teammate Shane Spencer) The guy's ridiculous. No one hits home runs like that. I'm telling you, man, it's ridiculous.

    • Derek: We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present.

    • Derek: You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow.

    • Derek: You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun.

    • Derek: There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do--and I believe that.

    • Derek: My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad.

    • Derek: If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.

    • Derek: I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots.

    • Derek: I like to dance and sing when there's no one around, but, if I'm out, I'm really shy about it. So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music.

    • Derek: I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams--I'm not knocking other teams--but there's only one shortstop on the Yankees.

    • Derek: Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium.

    • Derek: My heroes, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can't take that from me.

    • Derek: (On wearing a Yankees jersey) God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.

  • Good player.

    I'd say that Derek Jeter is a clutch player who has a knack of winning games when it counts. Basically, he is one of the best clutch hitters in the game of baseball. Defensively, he is pretty good. The thing that does bother me is the fact that people think he is one of the game's best players. I have to disagree with that as I think that he plays on a loaded team filled with hitters to protect him. He's good, but he isn't one of the best, nor will he ever be. Overall, he is a very talented player. Thank you.moreless
  • Derek Jeter, a.k.a. "Mr. November", is currently the shortstop for the New York Yankees. Born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, NJ, he is perhaps one of the most famous players in MLB today.moreless

    Not only am I an Orioles fan, I am also a Red Sox fan, so anything nice I say about the Yankees is coming straight from the heart. I truly admire Derek Jeter. He is, in my opinion, one of the best MLB players ever, yet still very unassuming and down-to-earth. I had heard of Jeter before, but I didn't know much about him until I was watching the "Taco Hole" and other skits a few months ago on the SNL Sports Live Extra. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time, and was curious if he was involved in other comedic acts, so I looked him up on the internet. It said that he is involved with many charities, and even founded one to help kids to not choose to do drugs. I think it's amazing how much he has done, and wish him the best of luck in everything he does!moreless