In 2001, he hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" (1975), joining an alumni of athletes that includes Fran Tarkenton, O.J. Simpson, Bill Russell, Alex Karras, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Nancy Kerrigan, George Foreman, Deion Sanders, Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and Jeff Gordon.
Named 1992 High School Player-of-the-Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992.
Made his Major League debut on May 29th, 1995, as Yankees starting shortstop Tony Fernandez was injured. However did not play his first full season in the league until 1996.
Member of 1996, 1998-2000 World Series Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 2001 and 2003 American League Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 2002 American League Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees team.
1996 American League Rookie of the Year.
His Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, was formed to support activities and programs designed to prevent teenage substance abuse.
On May 2nd, 1996, on opening day in his rookie season on 1996, he hit a homerun in his first at-bat at Clevelend, against Indians pitcher Dennis Martinez.
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1996 Rookie All-Star Team.
Named to 5 American League All Star teams (1998-2002).
Finished in top 10 in voting for American League MVP from 1998-2001.
Chosen one of "People"'s 50 most beautiful people in 1999.
In game 4 of the 2000 World Series, he hit a home-run off of New York Mets' Bobby Jones' first pitch of the game.
In 2000, he signed a 10-year, $189 million contract, making him the second-highest paid player in major league baseball (Alex Rodríguez $25.2 Million per year).
He was the first baseball player ever to be named All-Star MVP and World Series MVP in the same year (2000).
Surprisingly, he is the only Yankee to ever be named MVP in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was named MVP in 2000.
Cut off a wild throw and made a shovel throw to home plate to preserve the 1-0 lead in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS.
Earned the nickname "Mr. November" in the 2001 World Series. Because of the September 11th attacks, the MLB schedule was pushed back. Game 4 of this World Series marked the first time in Major League history where the season continued into November. Jeter clinched the nickname by hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fell into the stands making a catch during a game in 2002.
Made a face-first collison with the left-field seats catching a fly ball in the 12th inning against Boston. He returned to action the very next game (2004).
As of the 2004 all star game his all star game batting average was .700
As of November 2, 2004 Derek has earned his First Gold Glove Award as the Shortstop of the NY Yankees. Jeter is the first Yankees shortstop to win this award.
Born on the same day as former Pittsburgh Pirates and current (2005) Oakland A's catcher Jason Kendall.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings to be $28 million for the year.
Boyfriend of Minka Kelly .