What Nationality Is Derek Jeter ?
Derek Jeter was born in 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey. His father was Dr. Sanderson Charles Jeter and a substance abuse counselor by profession, and an African American. His mother Dorothy was a Caucasian, from an Irish/German descent. Dorothy and Charles met while they were serving in U S Army, in Germany. Charles played shortstop, at Fisk University, in Tennessee. He has a sister called Sharlee, who was 5 years younger to him.
As his parents are US citizens, Derek is also a US citizen and hold American nationality.
His family stayed in North Arlington New Jersey later they moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, when Derek was four. Derek and Sharlee spent the summers with grandparents in New Jersey. They all went for Yankees games, as all were passionate of baseball. Derek’s boyhood idol was Winfield. Derek was very much inspired by this player who was in the Hall of Fame. In his high school (Kalamazoo Central High School), Derek was the best baseball player. He also got the All State honorable mention in school. In the year 2003, Derek was inducted in the Kalamazoo Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame .Derek had a batting averages of .557, as a sophomore and a batting average of .508 as junior.
As senior player, he batted .508 runs and .23 runs batted in 21 walks with 4 home runs and 12 stolen bases and only 1 struck out, made him so famous. Derek received awards like the “Kalamazoo Area B'nai B'rith Award for Scholar Athlete”, “High School Player of the Year” by American Baseball Coaches Association, “Gatorade High School Player of the Year award”, “and USA Today's High School Player of the Year award”. Later he received many more awards.
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