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Name: Derek Jeter                                                                   
Born: June 26, 1974                                                                 
Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey) is     
an American Major League Baseball player. Jeter is an eight-time All-Star           
shortstop, and currently the captain of the New York Yankees.                       
Jeter has spent his entire career with the New York Yankees, starting 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 .317 career batting average through the 2006 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 both hits and       
runs scored for nine of the past ten years. During the 2000s he ranks second in     
the major leagues in hits (1,504), fourth in runs (857), and tied for seventh in     
batting average (.317) (stats accurate as of July 28, 2007).