Captain of New York Yankees
Derek as a Kid
Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, on June 26, 1974. His mother, Dorothy an accountant. His father, Sanderson Charles Jeter, a substance abuse counselor, is African-American. When Jeter was a child, his parents made him sign a contract every year that set acceptable and unacceptable forms of behavior. Dorothy instilled a positive attitude in her son, insisting that he not use the word "can't". Jeter's younger sister Sharlee was a softball star in high school, while his father played baseball at Fisk University in Tennessee as a shortstop.
Jeter earned $750,000 for the 1998 season. That year, Jeter was selected for his first All-Star Game. In the regular season, he batted .324 with a league-leading 127 runs, 19 home runs, and 84 RBI, for a team that won 114 games during the regular season and is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time.