His Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, was formed to support activities and programs designed to prevent teenage substance abuse.
Named 1992 High School Player-of-the-Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
1992 National High School Player of the Year
2000 All Star Game MVP
Grew up in Kalamazoo Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992
Has played shortstop for the New York Yankees since 1995.
Was drafted by the New York Yankees while a senior in high school
Chosen one of "People"'s 50 most beautiful people in 1999.
On May 2nd, 1996, on opening day in his rookie season on 1996, he hit a homerun in his first at-bat at Clevelend, against Indians pitcher Dennis Martinez.
In 2000 Signed a 10-year, $189 Million contract, making him the second-highest paid player in major league baseball (Alex Rodriguez $25.2 Million per year)
In 2001 Hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, joining an alumni of athletes that includes Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and the Rock from the WWE.
Made his Major League debut on May 29th, 1995, as Yankees starting shortstop Tony Fernandez was injured. However did not play his frist full season in the league until 1996.
Attended the University of Michigan for one semester
Derek's father, Charles Jeter, is a substance abuse counselor.
Attended Catholic school until he was in 8th grade.
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