Derek Jeter Quotes

Derek Sanderson Jeter (/?d?i?t?r/ JEE-t?r) (born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602) and at bats (11,195). His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished his career sixth all-time in career hits and the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop.

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The Yankees have strict rules. You can have a mustache but no other facial hair.

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My dreams do not end with playing Major League Baseball.

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You're playing a game, whether it's Little League or Game 7 of the Word 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.

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I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.

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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.

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I always appreciated the ex-players. Being a Yankee, you get spoiled. Old-Timers Day, all these guys coming back, spring training, being around them, you get a chance to get to know them. So I always think you learn a lot by listening.

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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.

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The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.

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When it was time for parent-teacher conferences, I remember that I was always embarrassed about what my parents would hear about me!

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Kids are our future.

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During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day.

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I remember going from rookie ball to A, to double A, then to triple A. At every level it seemed like the game was faster. The bigger the situation, the more the game speeds up. That's all mental. It messes people up.

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I get asked enough questions, I try not to ask too many questions.

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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.

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My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.

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