Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974) is an American professional baseball player. He is a Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop who has played his entire career for the New York Yankees. He has served as the Yankees` team captain since 2003. Jeter`s presence in the Yankees` lineup, highlighted by his hitting prowess, played an instrumental role in the team`s late 1990s dynasty. Jeter debuted in the Major Leagues in 1995, and the following year he won the Rookie of the Year Award and helped the Yankees win the 1996 World Series. Jeter was also a member of championship-winning teams in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. In 2000, Jeter became the only player in history to win both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year. He has been selected as an All-Star eleven times, and he has won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards on four occasions. He is regarded as a consummate professional, by teammates and opponents alike, and has a reputation as a reliable contributor in the postseason. Jeter is considered to be one of the best players of his generation.
Full Name at Birth
Derek Sanderson Jeter
Date of Birth
29 May 1995
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1992 amateur draft.
Claim to Fame
New York Yankees shortstop
Celebrity Talent International
XM Satelite Radio
(2002) TV commercial for Gatorade
(2001) TV commercial for Skippy
(2003) TV commercial for Visa (with George M. Steinbrenner III)
(2002) TV commercial for Gatorade Fierce
(2003) TV commercial for MLB 2003 World Series on FOX
(2004) TV commercial for Major League Baseball, with Alex Rodríguez and Josh Beckett.
TV commercial for Propel Fitness Water, titled "Powerwalk". The song featured in the ad is "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige.
(2009) Print ads for Gillette's Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant
(2010-12) Print ads for Movado watches.