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On September 11, 2009, Derek Jeter collected his 2,722nd hit to pass Lou Gehrig as the Yankees all-time career hit leader.
Yes, he did. Derek Jeter was the starting shortstop in the 2010 All-Star game. He was 1 for 2 with a walk.
Derek Jeter had a total of 1,311 runs batted in during his career (1995-2014).
Derek Jeter's 2009 salary was $21,600,000. And the baseball season is 162 games long (excluding playoffs and spring training).
So Jeter makes (approximately) $133,333 for each game of the regular season.
Through 2010, Derek Jeter holds ten postseason records:
Through August 9, 2014, Derek Jeter has 3,431career base hits. He is in 6th place on the MLB all-time list, and is the active leader in hits. He also has 200career postseason hits, which is the most in MLB history.
* Jeter has announced that he will retire following the 2014 season.
During his career (1995-2014), Derek Jeter committed 254errors.
Derek Jeter was made Yankees captain by late owner George Steinbrenner on June 3, 2003.
Derek Jeter only played for one major league team. The New York Yankees.
Derek Jeter won the 2000 World Series MVP award, but has never won a season MVP nor ALCS MVP award.
He has also won the 2000 All-Star Game MVP award.
503 ft. in the 2007 home run Derby
The signing bonus in his first contract, signed in June of 1992 one day after his 18th birthday, was $800,000.
Derek Jeter was the 6th overall pick in the 1992 amateur draft and was drafted by the Yankees. He had received a scholarship to attend the University of Michigan but decided to go pro after the Yankees drafted him.
Derek Jeter has appeared in seven World Series: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2009. The Yankees won world championships during the years outlined in bold.
Through the 2012 season, Derek Jeter has been selected to 13 All-Star games (1998-2002, 2004, 2006-2012).
Derek's first game as a rookie shortstop for the Yankees was on April 2, 1996. Even though in 1995 he did play in 15 games, his rookie season was 1996. That was the first time a rookie shortstop started for the Yankees on opening day since Tom Tresh in 1962.
Derek Jeter played 15 games in 1995 for the Yankees, he was 21 years old.
Derek Jeter won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1996after playing in his first full season. He played only 15 games in 1995.
Derek Jeter hit 18 home runs in 2009 for the New York Yankees.
Derek Jeter won the All Star MVP award and the World Series MVP award once each, in 2000, becoming the only player to win them both in the same season. He never won a regular MVP award, though he did finish second to Justin Morneau in 2006.
On July 1, 1994, against the Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter caught a foul ball down the third base line and his momentum carried him into the stands. He bruised his face and lacerated his chin in the process.
Jack Bentley, whose career was nine seasons, is credited with the highest batting average for a pitcher with .322 (109 hits in 339 at bats).
HERE ARE THE TOP 25 MLB CAREER PITCHING AVERAGES;
(with at least 500 PA) ACCORDING TO: www.baseball-reference.com
1 George Uhle .289
2 Red Lucas .283
3 Wes Ferrell .280
4 Doc Crandall .275
5 Jack Scott .275
6 Win Mercer .273
7 Don Newcombe .271
8 Al Orth .270
9 Sloppy Thurston .270
10 Red Ruffing .269
11 Carl Mays .268
12 Johnny Marcum .265
13 Fred Hutchinson .264
14 Schoolboy Rowe .263
15 George Mullin .262
16 Dutch Ruether .258
17 Joe Shaute .258
18 Jesse Tannehill .255
19 Joe Bush .253
20 Mickey McDermott .252
21 Ray Caldwell .248
22 Burleigh Grimes .248
23 Clarence Mitchell .246
24 Pete Donohue .246
25 Johnny Sain .245
Babe Ruth's last year with the Yankees was 1934. It was not until 1995, 61 years later that Derek Jeter made his Major League debut with the Yankees. Below is a chain of players that link Babe Ruth with Derek Jeter.
Babe Ruth played with Lou Gehrig (1923), who played with Joe DiMaggio (1936), who played with Mickey Mantle (1951), who Played with Bobby Murcer (1965), who played with Don Mattingly (1982), who played with Derek Jeter (1995)