Derek Jeter has been the face of the Yankees, and the team captain, for over a decade. The 2000 World Series MVP and 5x World Series Champion joined the Yanks at shortstop in 1995. By 2011, Jeter joined the elite 3,000 hit club. He has also had a number of Hollywood cameos, appearing in Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live and films Anger Management and The Other Guys.
Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974) is an American baseball shortstop who has played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. 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 hitting ability, baserunning, and leadership on the field and in the clubhouse. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,166), games played (2,484), stolen bases (344), and at bats (10,114). His accolades include twelve All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, four Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter is the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop, and the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits. The Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992, and he debuted in the major leagues in 1995.
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