Baseball Player Derek Jeter Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Children, Spouse, Early Life, Personal Life & Net Worth


Derek Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive. He has been the chief executive officer (CEO) and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB) since September 2017. As a shortstop, Jeter spent his entire 20-year MLB playing career with the New York Yankees. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2020 in his first year of eligibility, receiving the highest percentage of votes by a position player in MLB history.

Early life

Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, the son of accountant Dorothy (née Connors) and substance abuse counselor Sanderson Charles Jeter. His mother is of English, German, and Irish ancestry, while his father is African-American. They met while serving in the United States Army in Germany. His father played baseball at Fisk University in Tennessee as a shortstop, and holds a PhD. When Jeter was a child, his parents made him sign a contract every year that defined acceptable and unacceptable forms of behavior. Dorothy instilled a positive attitude in her son, insisting that he not use the word “can’t”. It was a baseball family, and Jeter’s younger sister Sharlee (born c. 1979) was a softball star in high school.

Professional career

The Houston Astros held the first overall pick in the 1992 MLB draft. Hall of Fame pitcher Hal Newhouser, who worked for the Astros as a scout, evaluated Jeter extensively and lobbied team management to select him. Fearing Jeter would insist on a salary bonus of at least $1 million to forgo college for a professional contract, they chose Cal State Fullerton outfielder Phil Nevin, who signed for $700,000. Newhouser felt so strongly about Jeter’s potential that he quit his job with the Astros in protest after they ignored his drafting advice.

The Yankees, who selected sixth, also rated Jeter highly. Yankees scout Dick Groch, assigned to scout in the Midwest, watched Jeter participate in an all-star camp held at Western Michigan University. Though Yankees officials were concerned that Jeter would attend college instead of signing a professional contract, Groch convinced them to select him, saying, “the only place Derek Jeter’s going is to Cooperstown”. The second through fifth picks were Paul Shuey, B. J. Wallace, Jeffrey Hammonds, and Chad Mottola; those five would combine for two All-Star Game appearances (Nevin and Hammonds). The Yankees drafted Jeter, who chose to turn pro, signing for $800,000.

Personal life

Jeter maintains homes in Marlboro Township, New Jersey; Greenwood Lake, New York; and the Davis Islands neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. He previously owned a penthouse apartment in Manhattan’s Trump World Tower. Regarding his official residence, Jeter settled a tax dispute with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in 2008. New York State alleged that Jeter should have paid state income tax from 2001 to 2003, as Jeter resided in the Manhattan apartment he bought in 2001; Jeter claimed to have established his residence in Tampa, Florida, in 1994 and that he was still a resident of Florida at the time. Florida has no state income tax.

Business interests

During his injury-shortened 2013 season, Jeter arranged a partnership with Simon & Schuster to form an imprint called Jeter Publishing. He called it “the blueprint for postcareer”. It will begin publishing nonfiction books for adults, children’s picture books, elementary grade fiction. And books for children who are learning to read. Eventually, the partnership could lead to film and television productions.


Kalamazoo Central High School inducted Jeter into its athletic hall of fame since 2003 and renamed its baseball field in his honor in 2011. Since 2015, Jeter was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The Yankees retired Jeter’s uniform number in a pregame ceremony on May 14, 2017. And unveiled a plaque in his honor that was installed at Monument Park.


  • Full Name: Derek Sanderson Jeter
  • Date of Birth: June 26, 1974
  • Age: 45 years
  • Birth Place: Pequannock Township, New Jersey, United States
  • Children: Story Grey Jeter, Bella Raine Jeter
  • Career end: 2014
  • Spouse: Hannah Jeter (m since 2016)
  • TV shows: Star, Fashion Queens
  • Net Worth: $185 Million dollars
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