Derek Jeter is a well-known face, a retired professional baseball shortstop, a baseball executive, and an American businessman. He has also retained his position as CEO (CEO).
Since 2017, he has been a part-owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Derek Jeter played his entire 20-year MLB career with the New York Yankees.
Furthermore, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2020. He garnered 396 out of 397 votes, the second-highest percentage in MLB history and the most by a position player.
Similarly, he is a five-time World Series champion and is widely recognized as a key contributor to the Yankees’ late-90s success.
In addition, he excelled in hitting, base-running, fielding, and leadership in the early 2000s. He has five Gold Glove Awards, fourteen All-Star selections, five Silver Slugger Awards, a Roberto Clemente Award, and two Hank Aaron Awards. He also retired in 2017. His commitment to baseball is infinite, and he inspires his fans to succeed.
“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.”― Derek Jeter
“Surround yourself with good people. People who are going, to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.”― Derek Jeter
“You don’t just accidentally show up in the World Series.”― Derek Jeter
“My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.”― Derek Jeter
“Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person.”― Derek Jeter
“You’re playing a game, whether it’s Little League or Game 7 of the World Series. It’s impossible to do well unless you’re having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there’s pressure. But I just look at it as fun.”― Derek Jeter
“We just want to win. That’s the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don’t really reflect on what we’ve done in the past. We focus on the present.”― Derek Jeter
“The Yankees have strict rules. You can have a mustache but no other facial hair.”― Derek Jeter
“I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.”― Derek Jeter
“I always have tried to treat people with respect, the way I want to be treated.”― Derek Jeter
“I get asked enough questions, I try not to ask too many questions.”― Derek Jeter
“You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It’s still a loss. It doesn’t matter what the score was if we win tomorrow.”― Derek Jeter
“For me, when I was a kid, volunteering was the last thing I was thinking about. When I see kids doing it now, it amazes me. It’s very impressive, it gives them something productive to do as opposed to getting in trouble. For them to take time out at such a young age is remarkable. I think all kids should take a little time out to volunteer.”― Derek Jeter
“I’m not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.”― Derek Jeter
“The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.”― Derek Jeter
“You know what I want to do? Wake up one weekend and not have to go anywhere and do nothing.”― Derek Jeter
“When you put a lot of hard work into one goal, and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.”― Derek Jeter
“You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete. People always say to me, ‘Your image is this, your image is that.’ Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person. That’s what I worry about.”― Derek Jeter
“I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams – I’m not knocking other teams – but there’s only one shortstop on the Yankees.”― Derek Jeter
“There are feelings there, but I think I’ve just been pretty good at trying to hide my emotions throughout the years. I try to have the same demeanor each and every day.”― Derek Jeter
“I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots.”― Derek Jeter
“My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can’t take that away from me.”― Derek Jeter
“You have to assume that everything you do is public knowledge. Everything. Because now everyone is a reporter. Everyone is a photographer.”― Derek Jeter
“My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.”― Derek Jeter
“I wish I trusted people more. But when I meet someone, the first thing is, ‘What does this person want?’ And I put up a defense mechanism. But I’ve always been that way.”― Derek Jeter
“Any player that says they don’t want to go to an All-Star Game is lying to you. It’s something everyone wants to be a part of.”― Derek Jeter
“I think, a lot of times, players get in trouble when they’re asked questions, and they think they have to find a way to answer it. If you ask me a question and I say, ‘I don’t know,’ there’s really no follow-up.”― Derek Jeter
“I like to hit the gym early in the morning. I feel better throughout the day when I get in a workout first thing in the morning.”― Derek Jeter
“THAT’S HOW YOU WIN – PITCHING AND DEFENSE.”― DEREK JETER
“It’s never over. You don’t want to be in the position to be down four runs in the ninth inning, but it’s not over until the last out.”― Derek Jeter
“My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you’re a kid, you want to be just like your dad.”― Derek Jeter
“I want to own a team one day. You know, that’s my next goal.”― Derek Jeter
“WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT NOT TO MAKE EXCUSES.”― DEREK JETER
“You can’t quantify everything a player does to win games.”― Derek Jeter
“I’ve always been very aware of what I’m saying, but I’m also aware of what you’re saying. I always want to make sure that my point is clear.”― Derek Jeter