We really filled you in on what you didn’t know about Derek Jeter with the seven tidbits of information in our part one article, and we have finally returned with part two! Whether you love or hate the New York Yankees, it is hard to resist the ultimate charm and record-breaking career of this all-star player. To fill you in on all the information you were missing out on, we have finally returned with the top eight things that you didn’t know about Derek Jeter!
Number Eight: Obvious Potential
Always having an evident love for the game, Jeter played baseball throughout his junior and senior years of high school. During these seasons, he astounded everyone with his performance record, having been struck out only a single time during the two years.
Number Seven: A Legendary Shortstop
When it comes to shortstops, Jeter is among the most gifted hitters in history. During a season, he has achieved the second-largest number of hits among any shortstop in history, beat only by the record of 115 hits made by Honus Wagner.
Number Six: A Monumental Milestone for Derek Jeter
In the world of baseball, a player’s 3,000th hit is a very big milestone. Jeter made the event of his 3,000th hit even more epic by hitting a full-blown home run. The only other player to ever do this was the legendary Wade Boggs.
Number Five: Leading the Field
If you have ever wondered why Jeter receives so much hype on the field, he has definitely earned it. In modern MLB, he is the career leader for hitting doubles, at-bats, total number of games played, and postseason hits. In addition, he has beat all records for the Yankees’ hits, at-bats, games, and even stolen bases.
Number Four: A Year of Greatness
Jeter has been the recipient of many awards and broken records, although he is the only one to break a record by receiving awards. In all of the history of the MLB, he has been the only player to receive both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the very same year.
Number Three: He Is a Publisher
After his retirement as a baseball legend, Jeter plans to try his hand at something new for his future. With the help of popular publishing company Simon & Schuster, Jeter created his own Jeter Publishing company and released his first set of books in the year 2014.
Number Two: The Young Shortstop
In his younger years, Jeter never had any doubt of his aspirations for his career. He had the potential and the motivation to get him to the major leagues, and everybody knew it. In his junior high yearbook, he was even named to be “most likely to play shortstop for the New York Yankees”. How accurate they were!
Number One: A Love for Sports
When it came to sports, Jeter clearly has a love for them all. He has always been a huge football fan for Michigan State, so much that he and George Steinbrenner would even make bets with each other at their games. He also played high school basketball in his day and rivaled against famed Chris Webber and Jalen Rose. We hope you enjoyed exploring our list of the 15 things that you didn’t know about Derek Jeter!