This past Saturday, Derek Jeter became the first New York Yankee ever to amass 3,000 hits. Jeter's entire playing career has been with the Yankees.
He was the American League's Rookie of the Year in 1996 and in 2003 he was named Captain of the Yankees. Jeter has won five Gold Gloves Awards for fielding excellence.
In 2000, Derek Jeter was both the All-Star Game MVP and the World Series MVP. He is the only player to win both Awards in the same season.
Jeter has played on five World Championship teams and is a 12-time All-Star. His lifetime batting average is .313
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