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Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

Position(s):
SS, DH
Nicknames:
Mr. November, Captain Clutch
Born:
June 26, 1974
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
195 lbs
Major League Debut:
5-29-1995 with NYA
Allstar Selections:
1996 ROOK, 2000 AsMVP, 2000 BR, 2000 WsMVP, 2004 GG, 2005 GG, 2006 GG, 2006 Hank A, 2006 SS, 2007 SS, 2008 SS, 2009 GG, 2009 Hank A, 2009 RC, 2009 SS, 2010 GG

Intro

The first home-grown New York Yankee since Mickey Mantle to have charisma and championship swagger, Derek Jeter helped the Yankees to five World Series in his first six full seasons. With no glaring weaknesses, he emerged as one of the best players in baseball in the 1990s, and solidified the top of the order on five Yankees' World Series winning teams.

Unform Number

#2 (1995-)

Best Season

In the sandwiched season of New York's threepeat, Jeter batted .349 with 24 homers, 102 RBI, 219 hits, and a .552 slugging percentage. He also swiped 19 bases and clubbed 37 doubles while fielding brilliantly. Jeter finished 6th in MVP voting.

Factoid 1

When Derek Jeter was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2001 All-Star Game, he became the first Yankee so honored.

Factoid 2

In the Fall of 1992, Derek Jeter briefly attended the University of Michigan, before leaving school in the Spring of 1993 to play for the Yankees' Class-A team in Tampa.

Strengths

His instincts.

Weaknesses

Defensive range, and at some point later in his career that long swing of his will probably precipitate a sudden decline in his production.

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1996 World Series, 1998 World Series, 1999 World Series, 2000 World Series, Babe Ruth Award, Derek Jeter, Gold Glove, New York Yankees, Rookie of the Year Award, Shortstop, Silver Slugger Award

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