5x World Series Champion
Number "2" was retired by the New York Yankees
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Derek Sanderson Jeter
New York Yankees Player (1995 – 2014)
Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey and moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan at the age of 4. Jeter earned the Gatorade and USA Today’s High School Player of the Year awards in baseball in his senior year at Kalamazoo Central High School and was drafted sixth overall by the New York Yankees in the 1992 MLB Draft. In 1995, Jeter was called up to the Yankees and embarked on a 20-year Major League career that many rate as one of the best of all-time. Jeter’s sterling play earned him the title of Yankee Captain (2003 to 2014). Some of his many achievements include; 1996 A.L Rookie of the Year, .310 Lifetime batting average, 3,410 hits, 5 World Series Championships, 14-Time All Star, 5-Time Gold Glove, 5-Time Silver Slugger, 5-Time Yankee Player of the year. As well as Jeter played during the regular season, he was even better in the post-season, holding many post-season records. The Yankees retired Jeter’s number “2” during the 2017 season. Derek Jeter was inducted into the Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020 and was elected in 2015 but inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.