New York Yankees shortstop who played in twelve All-Star Games and won five World Series by his 18th season.
He played basketball and baseball during high school, and received the Kalamazoo Area B'nai B'rith Award for being a scholar and an athlete.
His autobiography, The Life You Imagine: Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams, became a bestseller in 2000.
His father, Sanderson, Charles Jeter, worked as a counselor for people with substance abuse problems. His mother, Dorothy Jeter, worked as an accountant, and made Derek sign behavioral contracts as a child.
He and Mariano Rivera have won multiple world series titles together, and are considered to be the two greatest Yankees players of their era.