Informative Essay On Derek Jeter
Do you know who got named the captain of the Yankees in 2003, with 260 home runs and 3,465 hit in his career? Well his name is Derek Sanderson Jeter. He has been the star of the Yankees since 1992 when he started. The greatest shortstop that has ever stepped foot on the Yankees field.
Derek Jeter was born to his parents Dorothy Jeter (nee Connors) who was a german and Irish descent and, worked as an accountant. Sanderson Charles Jeter was and african american, has a Ph.D. and was a substance abuse counselor. They had Derek Jeter at Pequannock Township, N.J., on June 26, 1974 in New Jersey. He also has a younger sister named Sharlee Jeter. Who was his only younger sister.
When Derek Jeter was in high school at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan and he was good enough …show more content…
His father was a substance abuse analyst and his mother was an accountant. He is of Irish, African-American and German descent. He also has a younger sister, Sharlee.The family moved from New Jersey to Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was here he and became greatly inspired to pursue a career in baseball. His parents worked a lot to help their family. In 1996, he established the Turn 2 Foundation to encourage young people to be healthy and academically successful, to become leaders, and to stay away from drugs and alcohol. The foundation supports and creates programs to achieve these goals. He did it to help people achieve their goals just like he did. According to ESPN in New York, “Jeter had never spent a night away from home without his family before he arrived in Tampa for rookie ball.” He later admitted, “I cried every night.” He hit only .210 there. “It was the first time in playing baseball that I struggled,” he said. He made 56 errors in his first season at Class A”. He struggled being alone, and on top of that he wasn't doing his best so that made him feel