Derek Jeter is an iconic shortstop for the storied New York Yankees, and is currently playing in the 20th and final season of his professional baseball career. Derek Jeter is synonymous with Yankees success and he has been a significant member of five World Series championship teams. The always reliable Jeter is known and respected for his hitting ability, his excellent fielding, ability to run the bases, and his unquestionable leadership. Jeter joined the Yankees for during the 1996 season, and instantly impacted the team for the better. He became the first Yankees rookie to start at the shortstop position since 1962, but being such a young player didn’t stop Jeter from excelling on the field as he hit .314 with 10 home runs, 78 RBIs, and 104 runs scored. Jeter went on to win the AL Rookie of the Year award and became just the fifth player ever to win the title unanimously.