The following is the third part of the famous baseball players in the world. The article says about Derek Sanderson Jeter, a legendary baseball player who has played at the Major League Baseball for 19 seasons.
Derek Sanderson Jeter was born in New Jersey on June 26, 1974, to Sanderson Charles Jeter and Dorothy. He and his family moved to Michigan, and here he became pursuing a career in baseball.
He was selected for both baseball and basketball teams when studying at Kalamazoo Central High School. During his junior year, Jeter had a batting average of .508 and increased to .557 in the sophomore year.
Since the school days, he was a promising baseball player. During his college years, Jeter played for the Michigan Wolverines via the offer by the University of Michigan.
He then achieved a lot of awards during his baseball playing career. Derek Sanderson Jeter played minor baseball league for four seasons from 1992. In the first seasons, he struggled with a batting average low at .202 in 47 games.
Luckily, he won the first honor of the “Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year” in 1992. Two years later, he was awarded “Baseball America’s ‘Minor League Player of the Year.”
Jeter won the “World Series Most Valuable Player” Award in 2000, the New York Yankees “Player of the Year” in for five times in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2009, and the distinguished Golden Gove Award for five times in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010.
Besides, he gained the Silver Slugger Award for five times in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012, the Hank Aaron Award in 2006 and 2009.
He also achieved the Kalamazoo Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007, the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 2010 and 2011. Notably, he was honored by being chosen for the American League, the ‘All-Star’ group 13 times from 1998 to 2012.