Derek Jeter


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Birth Name: Derek Jeter
Born: 06/26/1974
Birth Place: Pequannock, New Jersey, USA

Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, NJ, only 28 miles from the gates of Yankee Stadium, where he would mark his name in the list of the game's greats. As a child, he often attended Yankees games with his grandparents, watching wide-eyed as Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield took to the field, inspiring him to take up baseball at Kalamazoo Central High school after his family moved to Michigan in 1978. Jeter played both baseball and basketball for his Kalamazoo Giants, but it was his glove and bat that drove national recognition from both scouts and the American Baseball Coaches Association, who recognized him as the High School Player of the Year in 1992. The University o... Continue Bio >>


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