The all-time Yankees hits leader, and active hits leader among Major Leaguers, Derek Jeter is known simply as "The Captain," for all the qualities that he represents: excellent play, class, leadership and winning...In a letter to Derek in 2009, Commissioner Bud Selig wrote, "[You are] Major League Baseball's foremost champion and ambassador. You embody all the best of Major League Baseball. … You have represented the sport magnificently throughout your Hall of Fame career. On and off the field, you are a man of great integrity, and you have my admiration."
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The Yankees captain quieted such talk Saturday with a dramatic bit of history. He became the 28th player in Major League Baseball history to reach or surpass 3,000 career base hits. Jeter did it in style too, becoming only the second player after Wade Boggs to get his 3,000th hit on a home run. It was part of a 5-for-5 day he capped by driving in the go-ahead run in the Yankees' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
That makes Jeter the first Yankee to achieve 3,000 hits in pinstripes. With 3,003 hits he's baseball's active hits leader and only four behind Al Kaline (3,007) of the Detroit Tigers for 26th place on the all-time hits list that includes baseball legends ranging from Hank Aaron and Willie Mays to Stan Musial and Ty Cobb.
A five-time World Series champion, Jeter has been a central figure of the Yankees during their success of the 1990s and 2000s due to his clubhouse presence, on-field leadership, hitting ability, and baserunning. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,161), games played (2,476), stolen bases (342), and at bats (10,083). His accolades include twelve All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, four Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and the Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter is the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop, and the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits.
. Detroit was only a couple of hours away from where the Jeters lived, and Charles often took his son to Tigers games. Derek, however, never changed his baseball allegiance. He loved the New York Yankees. His favorite player was Dave Winfield.
Derek and Sharlee spent their summers with their grandparents, Dot and Bill Connors, at their West Milford home in Bergen County, NJ. With the Yanks just on the other side of the George Washington Bridge, Derek pictured himself in pinstripes as he played with his friends and visiting cousins. Dot was his personal catcher. They would sometimes don their gloves and start throwing before breakfast.
Recruited heavily by the University of Michigan, Derek Jeter instead chose to sign with the Yankees after being drafted his senior year when he was named the National High School Player of the Year.
Derek Jeter supported the Yankees' decision to make him their first round pick by winning the minor league Player of the Year award. He hit .344 at Triple A Columbus and the Yankees were chomping at the bit to get him in the lineup.
"He's rather unique for a young man in the 1990s. Endowed as he is with all that talent, all that money and such impeccable manners-that makes him an anachronism. In this era of boorish athletes, obnoxious fans, greedy owners and shattered myths, here's a hero who's actually polite, and that has to have come from good parenting. You can't compare him to Joe DiMaggio, for DiMaggio didn't have bad manners — he had no manners. Where have you gone, man with manners? Here you are, Derek Jeter." - Sportswriter Gay Talese
The flip. Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS. The Oakland A's were up two games to none and trailed by a run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jeremy Giambi tried to score from first on a double by Terrence Long. Jeter retrieved an errant throw from right fielder Shane Spencer and flipped it to catcher Jorge Posada to nail a stunned Giambi at the plate.
Derek Jeter allowed cameras to follow him during his pursuit of 3,000 hits partly because “if and when” he has children, he’d like them to be able to see him as a player.
In the hour-long “Derek Jeter 3K” documentary that premieres Thursday night on HBO, the Yankees shortstop says he’s jealous of teammates whose kids get to watch their dads while they’re still playing.
Ever since Derek Jeter broke up with Minka Kelly this summer, he's apparently had a rather active love life. According to "Page Six", he's "bedding a bevy of beauties in his Trump World Tower bachelor pad," whom he sneaks in through the back door. But lest you think Jeter's being ungentlemanly, he gives each of the women with whom he spends a special evening a special gift in the morning. He doesn't, like, personally hand it to them or anything...Instead he has a gift basket prepared for the car service he sends them home in. It usually contains autographed Jeter memorabilia, often a baseball — just a little souvenir by which they can remember the Derek Jeter Experience. The Post says they found out about it when Jeter accidentally had a two-night stand, and he sent her home with the same gift twice.
Derek Jeter Highlights "The Captain"
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Earned the nickname "Mr. November" in the 2001 World Series. Because of the September 11th attacks, the MLB schedule was pushed back. Game 4 of this World Series marked the first time in Major League history where the season continued into November. Jeter clinched the nickname by hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
They will never forget Derek Jeter's speech -- one last memorable speech in a line of famous speeches at old Yankee Stadium.
"For us out here, it's a huge honor to put this uniform on and come out every day to play," Jeter told them after it was all over. "We have the greatest fans in the world. We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, take them to the new stadium, and pass them on from generation to generation."
Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock, New Jersey. He was drafted by the Yankees in 1992. During 1996, his first full season in the majors, his performance helped the Yankees win the World Series against the Braves. Since then, he's seen the Yankees to World Series wins in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Jeter is the all-time Yankees hit leader and was named team captain in 2003.