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Derek Jeter was recruited by the Major League Baseball's New York Yankees as a shortstop in 1996.

Derek Jeter helped the Yankees beat Atlanta Brave and won the 1996 World Series. He also became the Rookie of the Year in the tournament.

Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on 26 June 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey. But soon after shifted to Kalamazoo, Michigan because of his father's Ph.D. program and graduated high school from Kalamazoo Central High School. He got enrolled in the Minor Leagues for New York Yankees right after high school in 1992. He went on to become one of the most popular baseball players in America, helping New York Yankees win 5 World Series in the years 1996 (his debut year), 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. He is majorly known for his Hall of Fame career as a shortstop for the New York Yankees, but he also gained a lot of popularity with the nickname "the captain" during his captainship from 2003. He retired in 2014, and at his retirement, he was ranked sixth in the MLB history with 3,645 hits. He has moved into other businesses such as launching a website, 'The Player's Tribune', and co-owns Miami Marlins, making him the only player to own a baseball team. That's why we have curated this list of Derek Jeter quotes to help your inner athlete's spirit to rise and get active in case it's not.

The article also includes Derek Jeter's quotes about winning, Derek Jeter baseball quotes, and inspirational quotes among others.

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Famous Derek Jeter Quotes

Derek Jeter quotes are inspirational for any athlete.

These are the few most famous and inspirational quotes by Derek Jeter, America's favorite New York Yankee during the late '90s.

1. "I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong."

-Derek Jeter.

2. "You don't just accidentally show up in the World Series."

-Derek Jeter.

3. "I want to own a team one day. You know, that's my next goal."

-Derek Jeter.

4. "I always have tried to treat people with respect, the way I want to be treated."

-Derek Jeter.

5. "I think sometimes people need to get used to an idea."

-Derek Jeter.

6. "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."

-Derek Jeter.

7. "You can't quantify everything a player does to win games."

-Derek Jeter.

8. "We're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun."

-Derek Jeter.

9. "Sometimes people complicate things by thinking too much about what someone might think of what they said or did."

-Derek Jeter.

10. "You know what I want to do? Wake up one weekend and not have to go anywhere and do nothing."

-Derek Jeter.

11. "I wouldn’t call myself great. The thing that I prided myself on in my career was consistency."

- Derek Jeter.

Inspirational Derek Jeter Quotes On Baseball

These are inspirational quotes by Derek Jeter, to help your inner sportsperson stay motivated and not lose the spirit, which is extremely essential for any athlete.

12. "My dreams do not end with playing Major League Baseball."

- Derek Jeter.

13. "I always take criticism as a challenge. It’s the way I’ve always looked at it."

- Derek Jeter.

14. "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.

15. "Everyone fears rejection."

- Derek Jeter.

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

-Derek Jeter.

17. "My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me."

-Derek Jeter.

18. "This is why you play - to get an opportunity to play in the playoffs."

- Derek Jeter.

19. "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."

- Derek Jeter.

20. "When you put a lot of hard work into one goal, and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling."

-Derek Jeter.

21. "My office is at Yankee Stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.

-Derek Jeter.

22. "Obviously, you’re known for what you do. But you still want to be known as a good person. You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete."

-Derek Jeter.

23. "I’ve been playing baseball since I was five or six years old. I’ve been on a schedule, pretty much, since I was in eighth, ninth grade. I look forward to not doing that."

- Derek Jeter.

24. "If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits. That's the bottom line I think."

-Derek Jeter.

25. "I think when things linger, that’s when they become a distraction. I don’t want any distractions."

-Derek Jeter.

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

-Derek Jeter.

27. "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.

Funny Derek Jeter Quotes

Derek Jeter quotes are very relatable for a sportsperson.

These Derek Jeter quotes are humorous and will help you lighten your mind after a long day of practice.

28. "I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots."

-Derek Jeter.

29. "You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem."

- Derek Jeter.

30. "I've been asked to sign a forehead."

-Derek Jeter.

31. "Not everybody’s a baseball fan."

- Derek Jeter.

32. "I'm very, very competitive. If my grandmother asks to race me down the street, I'm going to try to beat her. And I'll probably enjoy it. Competitive to a fault, sometimes. "

-Derek Jeter.

33. "If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose."

-Derek Jeter.

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

-Derek Jeter.

35. "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.

36. "God, I hope I wear this jersey forever."

-Derek Jeter.

37. "You gotta have fun."

-Derek Jeter.

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

-Derek Jeter.

39. "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.

40. "Kids are our future."

- Derek Jeter.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Derek Jeter quotes then why not take a look at Satchel Paige quotes, or inspirational baseball quotes.

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