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Derek Jeter

Biography

Derek Jeter

Major League Baseball star and five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter has played for the New York Yankees for twenty seasons and has captained the storied franchise since 2003. 

Derek Jeter

Books by Derek Jeter

by Tim Green and Derek Jeter - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Sports

Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. Unfortunately his dad can’t afford to keep him on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but there isn’t enough to cover any extras. So Jalen decides to take matters into his own hands and he sneaks into the home of the New York Yankee’s star second baseman, James Yager, and steals a couple of balls from his personal batting cage. He knows that if he can sell them, he’ll be able to keep himself on the team. But like the best-laid plans --- or in this case the worst! --- Jalen’s scheme goes wrong when Yager catches him.

by Derek Jeter and Paul Mantell - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Sports
Derek has a lot to look forward to. School is almost out, his baseball team is competing in the Westwood Little League Playoffs, and then he’ll head to his grandparents’ house for the summer. Sure, there are finals to study for first, but Derek doesn’t mind. Maybe this year he’ll get better grades than Gary. But when his best friend Dave starts to act strangely, ignoring Derek and canceling their plans, his summer isn’t looking quite so fun. What’s going on? Doesn’t he want to be Derek’s friend anymore?
by Derek Jeter - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Friendship, Sports
In the third book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek’s father keeps his promise to coach his son’s youth baseball team. 
 
Derek is sure this will be the best season yet! He has it all planned --- his dad will have him start at shortstop, and the team will cruise to a championship. But sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. CHANGE UP focuses on a key life lesson of Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation.
by Derek Jeter - Fiction, Sports

Inspired by Derek Jeter’s own life, this middle grade novel is about what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.

by Derek Jeter - Children's Nonfiction, Sports

No matter their favorite team or player, young sports fans can look to baseball legend Derek Jeter for information on America’s national pastime. Derek Jeter’s Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015 is jam-packed with facts about each of the thirty Major League teams. Brief team histories are peppered with Jeter’s handwritten notes and interwoven with cool trivia, covering everything from the sport’s start and the original Knickerbocker Rules to baseball’s weirdest superstitions.

by Derek Jeter - Sports

As a young boy, Derek Jeter dreams of being the shortstop for the New York Yankees. He even imagines himself in the World Series. So when Derek is chosen for the Little League Tigers, he hopes to play shortstop. But on the day of the assignments, Derek Starts at second base. Still, he tries his best while he wishes and dreams of that shortstop spot. And to help him stay focused on school, his parents make him a contract: keep up the grades or no baseball. Derek makes sure he always plays his best game --- on and off the baseball field!