New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter turns 41 on June 26. While Jeter is now retired from baseball, fans will always remember his amazing 20 year career.
Here are 30 must-know Jeter facts for his birthday:
1. He was the final Yankee player with a single digit number (all of the other single digit numbers are retired by the Yankees).
6. His 3,000th hit was a home run. That same day, he went 5-for-5.
11. Jeter celebrated by waving his cap in the air.
19. One of Jeter's greatest plays was "The Dive" in a win against the Red Sox during 2004.
20. Although he grew up in Michigan, he was born in New Jersey.
21. Jeter would visit his grandmother during the summers in New Jersey and that is how he grew up as a Yankees fan.
22. As a child, Jeter predicted he would play shortstop for the Yankees.
23. At age 12, he received an autograph from baseball player Dave Winfield.
24. Prior to playing professional baseball, he played baseball in Kalamazoo Central High School.
25. One of his other great plays was the backhand flip to secure a victory for the Yankees during the 2001 American League Championship series.
26. Jeter delivered a farewell speech to the fans at the conclusion of the final game at the old Yankees Stadium.
27. Jeter was a great role model for children, and they loved him back.
30. He also known for his commercials for Ford vehicles, driving them like no other.
31. Jeter infamously had a cameo in appearances in movies like "The Other Guys" and TV shows like "Seinfeld".
32. Jeter had a walk-off winning hit during his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.
(H/T: New York Daily News)
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