Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

West Milford, N.J.

Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock and lived in West Milford until the age of four when the family moved to Michigan. Jeter would return and spend summers with his grandparents in West Milford where he played in summer baseball youth leagues. He attended New York Yankees games with his grandparents and became a passionate fan of the team. Jeter is a shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, he is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602), and at bats (11,195). His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award.

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