Read along and learn all about Derek Jeter, a baseball player for the New York Yankees. Written for ages 8 to 12 years, this biography on the famous baseball player takes readers through Jeter's life, from his birth in New Jersey, his childhood growing up in Michigan, his continuous love of the Yankees growing up, up through his career as a Major League baseball player on his favorite team. Includes a timeline of Jeter's life, plus a timeline of world events. Includes bibliography.
When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year, he helped the Yankees win the World Series five times, and became team captain in 2003. With his good looks, easygoing personality, and sense of humor, Derek has always been a fan favorite. Retiring from baseball in 2014, Derek Jeter leaves behind a legacy.
Gail Herman has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Is Wayne Gretzky?, Who Was Davy Crockett? and Who Was Jackie Robinson?