|Derek Jeter Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||June 26, 1974|
Derek Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop, baseball executive, and businessman who is best known for his 20-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees. He was also the part-owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Miami Marlins from September 2017 to February 2022. During the course of his career, he has received numerous honors such as AL‘s “Gold Glove Award”, “Lou Gehrig Memorial Award”, Sports Illustrated‘s “Sportsman of the Year”, ESPY Awards‘ “Best MLB Player”, GIBBY Awards‘ “Hitter of the Year Award”, All-Star Game‘s “Most Valuable Player Award”, Baseball America‘s “Minor League Player of the Year”, and many more.
Derek Sanderson Jeter
The Captain, Captain Clutch, Mr. November, Number 2, DJ
Pequannock Township, New Jersey, United States
- Marlboro Township, New Jersey, USA
- Greenwood Lake, New York, USA
- Davis Islands, Tampa, Florida, USA
Jeter attended Catholic school until 8th grade. He later enrolled himself at Kalamazoo Central High School where he competed in cross country during the falls, played as a basketball player during the winters and also played baseball during the springs.
Upon his graduation in 1992, Jeter accepted the baseball scholarship offered by the University of Michigan. However, because Jeter got drafted by the New York Yankees during his senior year at high school, he did not attend college.
Former Professional Baseball Player
- Father – Sanderson Charles Jeter (Ph.D., a substance abuse counselor) (Played baseball at Fisk University as a shortstop)
- Mother – Dorothy (nee Connors) (Accountant)
- Siblings – Sharlee Jeter (Younger Sister)
Jeter has been signed with –
- The Players’ Tribune
- Excel Sports Management
- Celebrity Talent International
6 ft 3 in or 191 cm
89 kg or 196 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Derek Jeter dated –
- Rachel Uchitel – Nightclub manager, TV correspondent, and hostess, Rachel Uchitel was rumored to have hooked up with Derek in the past.
- Bridget Hall – In the past, Jeter had a fling with the American model Bridget Hall.
- Mariah Carey (1997-1998) – Jeter was in a relationship with the well-known singer Mariah Carey from 1997 to 1998.
- Lara Dutta (2000-2001) – Derek started dating the Indian model and actress Lara Dutta in May 2000. The couple stayed together for one year when they made a decision to split in May 2001.
- Joy Enriquez (2001) – Back in 2001, Jeter was in a brief relationship with the American singer Joy Enriquez.
- Jordana Brewster (2002-2003) – In the period from July 2002 until April 2003, Derek was in a relationship with the actress Jordana Brewster.
- Vanessa Lachey (2003-2006) – In November 2003, Derek began dating the American video jockey, Vanessa Lachey. Jeter and Vanessa remained together for 3 years until 2006 when they officially parted ways.
- Jessica Alba (2004) – In 2004, Jeter was RUMORed to be dating the famous actress Jessica Alba.
- Vida Guerra (2005) – Jeter had an encounter with Cuban-born American glamour model Vida Guerra in 2005.
- Adriana Lima (2006) – In 2006, the Brazilian model, Adriana Lima and Jeter were RUMORed to be briefly dating each other.
- Jessica Biel (2006-2007) – Derek dated the actress Jessica Biel from November 2006 until January 2007.
- Minka Kelly (2008-2012) – In October 2008, Jeter commenced dating another actress Minka Kelly. The couple spent 4 years in a relationship but eventually broke up in February 2012.
- Hannah Davis (2012-Present) – Derek began seeing the American model Hannah Davis in 2012. The couple got engaged in October 2015 and married almost a year after on July 9, 2016. The couple has a daughter named Bella Raine Jeter (b. August 17, 2017) and Story (b. January 2019). They welcomed their 3rd child together, a daughter named River Rose Jeter on December 2, 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
Jeter is of German, Irish, English, and African descent.
- Short haircut/bald
- Green eyes
- Signature inside-out swing – “Jeterian Swing”
Jeter has been sponsored by Fleet Bank, Ford, Gillette, XM Satellite Radio, Discover Card, Driven Cologne, Florsheim, Nike, Ritz, etc.
Derek has also appeared in TV adverts for Skippy, Gatorade, Visa, MLB 2003 World Series on Fox, Propel Fitness Water, and others.
He has been seen in print ads for Gillette Clinical Strength Antiperspirant, Gillette’s Mach3 Fusion razor, and Movado watches.
He is also an ambassador for the website Weplay.
Best Known For
Being a five-time World Series champion, five-time Gold Glove Award winner, and one of the best players in Yankees’ history.
First Baseball Match
Derek had his MLB debut on May 29, 1995.
In 2003, Jeter performed as himself in the comedy movie Anger Management.
First TV Show
Other than baseball matches itself, Derek has appeared in the TV series documentary titled SportsFigures in 1995 as himself. He took a part in the episode The Sounds of Summer.
There are no details on Jeter’s official workouts while he competed as a baseball player. However, we did find two videos from the time when Jeter was still active on the baseball pitch.
Derek Jeter Favorite Things
- Baseball Player – Dave Winfield who played for the Yankees
- Snack – Cookies
- Food – Chicken Parmesan
- Spring Training Activity – Running
Source – Complex.com, ModifyWatches.com
Derek Jeter Facts
- Jeter’s mother Dorothy influenced her son greatly and guided him never to use the word “can’t”.
- His parents met when they were serving in the US Army in Germany.
- His sister Sharlee was a softball player in high school.
- When Derek was 4, his family shifted to Kalamazoo, Michigan.
- During the school year, Jeter and his sister lived in Kalamazoo, and for the summers, they used to stay at their grandparents’ house in New Jersey.
- In 2003, he became a part of Kalamazoo’s Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
- He had signed his first professional contract for a price of 800,000 dollars.
- Jeter first competed in the minor league baseball also known as NAPBL (National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues) in 1992.
- During his time with Gulf Coast Yankees in the minor league baseball, Derek struggled to find his game and over time, he became homesick. Jeter would spend $400 on monthly phone bills by talking to his parents.
- In 1996, Derek became the starting shortstop for the Yankees.
- He was the 1996 American League Rookie Player of the Year.
- For the 1997 season, Derek and the New York Yankees agreed on a 540,000 dollar contract plus bonuses for his performances.
- For the 1998 season, he penned a new contract with the Yankees worth 750,000 dollars.
- In 1999, Jeter was chosen as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by “People” magazine.
- He has captained the New York Yankees for several seasons.
- Jeter shares the same birthdate with the former baseball catcher Jason Kendall.
- Derek had cheered for and supported the Yankees from a young age.
- He is good friends with American golfer Tiger Woods and the baseball designated hitter Alex Rodriguez.
- During the 2014 Christmas, his then-wife Hannah Davis gifted him an Italian Mastiff named Kane.
- He is the founder of Turn 2 Foundation, an organization that helps children avoid drug and alcohol problems.
- In 2013, Derek teamed up with Simon & Schuster for the launch of an imprint called Jeter Publishing.
- In 2015, Derek became a part of New Jersey’s Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in sports.
- In September 2021, Derek was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.