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Derek Jeter

Who is Derek Jeter?

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March 11, 2012 9:57PM

Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American professional baseball

player. He is a Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop who has

played his entire career (1995--present) for the New York Yankees.

He has served as the Yankees' team captain since 2003. Jeter's

presence in the Yankees' lineup, highlighted by his hitting

prowess, played an instrumental role in the team's late 1990s

dynasty, which won four World Series championships.

Jeter debuted in the Major Leagues in 1995, and the following

year, he won the Rookie of the Year Award and helped the Yankees

win the 1996 World Series. , Jeter became the only player to win

both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in

the same year. He has been selected as an All-Star ten times, and

he has won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards on three

occasions. .

Jeter is considered to be one of the best players of his

generation. He is the all-time Yankees hit leader, passing Hall of

Fame member Lou Gehrig in 2009.

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