Who is Derek Jeter?
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
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.