Baseball Player Derek Jeter

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 18, 2003

I'm a big fan of the New York Yankees and want to know more about shortstop Derek Jeter. Is he married and does he live in New York?
—Tiffany, New York

Derek Jeter isn't married. He lives in New York during baseball season, and in Tampa, Fla., in the off-season. The 28-year-old star shortstop grew up in Kalamazoo, Mich., and played baseball during high school. After being named the National High School Player of the Year, he signed with the New York Yankees in 1992 as a first round draft pick. On their Triple A team in Columbus, Ohio, Jeter continued to stand out and was named the Minor League Player of the Year. His major league debut came in 1995. His good looks and eligible bachelor status make him a fixture in the New York gossip pages, and he's well-liked by fans, teammates, and the press, winning the New York Press Photographer's "Good Guy" award in 1998. He established the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996 to support and create programs to help keep teenagers off drugs. He ranks fifth in the all-time Yankees list of players, with a career batting average of .322.