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    Derek Jeter: Born to be a Yankee

    By: York Post New

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    A richly designed, full-color celebration of Derek Jeter's 19 seasons with the New York Yankees. Derek Jeter is the rare figure in American baseball-indeed, in American sports-who has played his entire career with a single team. In the fourth grade, Jeter announced to his teacher that, when he grew up, he was going to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. Mere years later, his dream would come true. The Yankees drafted Jeter out of Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992 at the age of 18, and by 1996 he was the team's starting shortstop and the American League's Rookie of the Year. He has helped the Yankees win five World Series championships in his career, four of them in his first five years. Now, after 19 years as a Yankee, Jeter is retiring at the end of the 2014 season as the team's all-time career leader in hits, games played, stolen bases, and at bats, and the MLB all-time leader in hits by a shortstop. A recipient of dozens of awards and accolades, and beloved by fans, teammates, and opponents alike, Derek Jeter will be remembered as a quintessential Yankee. Packed with full-color photos and writing from the award-winning <I>New York Post</I>, DEREK JETER: BORN TO BE A YANKEE traces his rise from scrawny high school shortstop to baseball immortal, and commemorates every significant highlight and milestone in the career of the man who has personified the New York Yankees for two decades and is headed for the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

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