Derek Jeter

Retired Baseball Player

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Early Life

"Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannok, New Jersey, to Charles and Dorothy Jeter. The Jeter family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, when he was four years old so that Jeter's father could pursue a PhD in psychology. Despite growing up in Michigan, Jeter was a Yankee fan, a fact he attributed to the influence of his maternal grandmother in New Jersey. "Contemporary Black Biography, December 2, 2011

Getting Involved

In February of 2001 he signed a 10 year contract for $189 million. He said that he was never tempted to test free agency. He says "I never intended to play elsewhere and to be honest with you, I never intended to look elsewhere."

Choices and results

He was named the Yankees' captain, one of only 11 players to hold that honor. He received the Henry Aaron Award as the best batter in the American League and the Roberto Clemente Award for his community involvement; and he was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, the first Yankee ever granted that honor.
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In His Words

"My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me." Derek Jeter

"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 Jeter

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In July of 2011 he was only hitting 257. with only 2 homeruns. But on July 9, 2011 he was only 2 hits away from 3,000 hits. He got 5 hits against the Tampa Bay Rays with his 3,000th hit being a homerun.
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Words For Him

"Jeter's career has been ridiculously long, misleadingly long, four times longer than the average baseball player's." ESPN


"For me, when I was a kid, volunteering was the last thing I was thinking about. When I see kids doing it now, it amazes me. It's very impressive, it gives them something productive to do as opposed to getting in trouble. For them to take time out at such a young age is remarkable. I think all kids should take a little time out to volunteer." Derek Jeter
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Annotated Bibliography

1."Derek Jeter." Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 93. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.It gives a good description of Derek


life. Supplied good pictures. It was a reliable source. Provided quotes about Derek Jeter.

3."New York Yankees' Derek Jeter Gets Ready To Bat Against The Chicago White Sox. Good picture of



4.New York Yankees Derek Jeter laughs with


from the

on deck

circle while waiting for his first bat against the Oakland A's at the Coliseum in Oakland. Provided another good picture of Derek Jeter.

5."Jeter Is Honored In Tickertape Parade Held In Honor Of New York Yankees' World Series Win In New York." UPI Photo Collection. 2009. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016. Provides good picture of Derek Jeter celebrating.

6.New York Yankees Derek Jeter looks at his bat before stepping into the box in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in game 2 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York City on October 29, 2009. Shows picture of Derek Jeter and how much he cares about the game.

7.Gale biography In Cotext. Provided a few articles that helped in my understanding of Derek Jeter and his passion


the game.


A good quote about why he decided to stay as a Yankee.


Talks about the differences he sees in the world today from what was happening when he was a kid.


Shows a picture of Yankee stadium where Jeter had played for 20 years