Derek Jeter is an American Major League Baseball player. Jeter is a
nine-time All-Star shortstop, and currently the captain of the New York
Jeter has spent his entire career with the Yankees, beginning in 1995
when he was 20 years old. He has won the American League Rookie of the Year
Award, a Silver Slugger Award, and three Gold Glove Awards. In 2000, he became
the only player to win both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series
MVP Award in the same year. His .316 career batting average through the 2008
season ranks him with the 5th-highest lifetime batting average of all active
baseball players. He has been in the top seven in the American League in hits
for eight of the past ten years and runs scored seven of the past ten years.
During the 2000s, he ranks second in the major leagues in hits (1,504), fourth
in runs (857), most hits in Yankee Stadium and tied for seventh in batting average
(.316) (stats accurate as of July 28, 2007).
Born June 26, 1974, his primary
personality traits are represented by the Chinese Zodiac elemental animal sign,
the Wood Tiger. The adventurous and courageous Tiger is a born leader. He is
not afraid to blaze new trails his firm determination also makes him a fierce
competitor. HIs passion also gives him the potential to be a star performer.
Colorful and dynamic, he has a commanding presence before any group. Passion
and creativity are the hallmarks of the Wood Tiger. What a great sign for the
performing arts or any career that puts him in front of the public where he can
use his creative ability and, or, leadership skills. He is the most mellow of
Tigers and therefore not so domineering. He tends to be very popular,
especially since he is probably charismatic.