Derek Jeter is best described as an all-rounder. He Has made a name in the sports world and is also a successful business tycoon. He played in both the minor league and the major league of baseball. Americans would best describe him as one of the top stars in the game during his days. He has accomplished a lot during his youth, upon his retirement, we doubt if he would know anything called lack. He co-owns the Miami Marlins of the Major League Baseball (MLB) and also dedicated 20 years of his life playing as a baseballer for the New York Yankees. Moreso, he has bagged a lot of accolades and is also a five-time champion of the World Series Baseball competition. Everything there is to know about the baseballer is all detailed in the paragraphs below.
Derek Jeter’s Bio (Ethnicity)
Derek Jeter is of a mixed ethnicity. His mother is of English, German, and Irish ethnicity while his dad is an African American. He was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. His family was all involved somehow in the game of sports, that prompted his sole dedication to sports. He was excellent in the game of baseball likewise in basketball.
Derek attended Kalamazoo Central High School and was committed to playing baseball. He batted .557 in his second year and .508 as a junior. Moving into his senior year, Derek Jeter improved in his stats with 23 runs batted in (RBI), 21 walks, four home runs, a .637 on-base percentage (OBP), a .831 slugging percentage (SLG), 12 stolen bases (in 12 attempts), and only one strikeout.
His high school years were indeed a success and that prompted the University of Michigan to make a scholarship offer to him. Derek initially wanted to accept it but later declined in order to go Pro. So, the New York Yankees drafted him in 1992 and he signed an $800K contract deal with the team. Jeter played in the minor league for three years before settling for the major league where he spent most of his youth.
Family – Parents and Sister
Derek Jeter was born into a career-oriented home and a wealthy one at that. His dad; Sanderson Charles Jeter holds a Ph.d. and makes a living from being a substance abuse counselor while his mom, Dorothy is an accountant. His parents met while his dad worked with the United States Army in Germany. The couple seems to be strict disciplinarians, they groomed their son in a responsible way and also made him sign a contract of good behavior year in, year out. Dorothy on her part trained her son to know that there is no impossibility in attaining anything in life and instilled positive vibes in him as a child.
The couple raised their children, Derek and his sister, Sharlee in New Jersey but they later relocated to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Often times, the kids alternated their growing up days with their grandparents and parents. Derek Jeter took his interest in baseball from his father as his father played baseball during his heydays. He played as a shortstop for the Fisk University. Soon, Derek’s love for the game increased and he became a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees and he also took Dave Winfield as his role model in the game. Also, his sister, Sharlee played softball during her days in high school.
Girlfriends, Wife, and Daughter of Derek Jeter
Being an eligible bachelor with focus and a bright career like his, Derek Jeter was a hottie for so many women. We could refer to him as a lady’s man. He dated a few ladies before becoming a star but as his success rose, his spec for women changed. He was linked to so many Hollywood celebs but his relationship with the renowned music star, Mariah Carey shook the world. Their relationship was heavily publicized and a lot thought it would never end. Unfortunately, in just a year they got together, it all came crumbling down.
He moved on and dated a few other ladies including Vida Guerra; a model, former Miss Universe; Lara Dutta, television personality; Vanessa Minnillo, singer; Joy Enriquez, as well as actresses like Jordana Brewster, Jessica Biel, and Minka Kelly.
In 2017, Derek Jeter decided to settle and got married to a model named Hannah Davis. The two were said to have dated for a while before their engagement in November 2015. They later walked down the aisle on July 9, 2016. Their union is blessed with a baby girl named Bella Raine Jeter.
Just like her husband, Hannah has excelled in her career also, she is signed as an IMG model and is known to have modeled for so many prestigious organizations including on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger to mention a few. She is also a guru when it comes to playing tennis.