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Derek Jeter

Full Name: Derek Sanderson Jeter
Born: 06/26/1974
Birthplace: Pequannock, NJ
Height: 6'3" Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
College: N/A
MLB Debut: 05/29/1995


Was signed by Dick Groch...graduated in 1992 from Kalamazoo Central High School, where he hit .508 (30-59) with 4 HR, 23 RBI, 21 BB and 1 K in 23 games as a senior...was 12-for-12 in stolen base attempts, had a .831 slugging percentage and a .637 on-base percentage...hit .557 with 7 HR as a junior...was named 1992 High School Player-of-the-Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association...was the recipient of the Joan Payson Award for community service in 1997, presented annually by the New York chapter of the BBWAA...received the New York Press Photographers' annual "Good Guy" Award for 1998...was the recipient of the Joe DiMaggio "Toast of the Town" Award for the second consecutive year in 2000...also received the Babe Ruth Award from the New York Chapter of the BBWAA in 2000, awarded annually to the World Series MVP...hosted Saturday Night Live on December 1, 2001...was honored with The Sporting News "Good Guy in Sports" Award in 2002 and also received an ESPY for the Best Play Award that same year...in 1996-his rookie season-Derek initiated his "Turn 2 Foundation," formed to support and create activities and programs designed to motivate youth to "turn to" a healthy lifestyle, academic achievement and leadership development and "turn away" from substances such as drugs and alcohol...to date, Turn 2 has awarded more than $4.5 million in support of his signature programs in Kalamazoo, Tampa and New York City...2005 marks a new phase for the Turn 2 Foundation (www.turn2foundation.org) as it moves its headquarters to New York City where it will continue to build upon the vision of seeing children grow safely and successfully into adulthood.

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