Derrek Lee was one of many players around MLB to wear Jackie Robinson's retired number 42 on the 60th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.
After discovering that his daughter had Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, more commonly known as LCA, Derrek started Project 3000 to help find a cure for the disease.
Derrek had his first 20/20 season in 2003, hitting 31 homers and stealing 21 bases.
Derrek holds the Florida Marlins' franchise record for most consecutive games played with 315.
Derrek Lee hit his first big league homerun off San Fransisco's Cory Bailey on September 28, 1997.
On April 28, 1997 Derrek Lee made is Major League debut and got his first big league hit off Florida pitcher Robb Nen.
In 1996 playing for the Memphis Chicks(AA affiliate of the San Diego Padres) Derrek hit 34 homeruns had 104 RBIs and won the Southern League's MVP.
Derrek Lee holds the Cubs' franchise record for most homeruns by a firstbaseman in a season with 46.
Derrek Lee's best season came in 2005 when hit 46 homeruns,had 107 RBIs, and batted .335.
In 2005 Derrek ranked number one in the National League in terms of hits(199), doubles(50), total bases(393), and slugging percentage(.662).
In 2005, Derrek was the leading vote getter in All-Star balloting for the National League.
Derrek was part of the Florida Marlins team that won the World Series in 2003.
Derrek Lee was named NL Player of the Week twice in 2005. For the weeks ending on May 1st and May 29th.
Derrek Lee was named NL Player of the Month for the month of April in 2005.
Derrek became the first Cubs' first baseman to be elected to an All-Star game since Mark Grace in 1997 and the first Cubs' first baseman to start an All-Star game since Ernie Banks in 1965.
Derrek Lee won the 2005 NL Batting Title, given to the best hitter in the NL.
Derrek Lee won the 2005 NL Silver Slugger award(given to the best hitter at each position) for first base.
Derrek Lee has won 2 Gold Gloves one with the Florida Marlins in 2003 and one with the Chicago Cubs in 2005.
Derrek Lee's father Leon Lee is a scout for the Chicago Cubs.