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  • 1. 

    What year did Derek Jeter win Rookie of the Year?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1995

    • D.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    D. 1996
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter won Rookie of the Year in 1996.

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  • 2. 

    In what state was Derek Jeter raised?

    • A.

      Michigan

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Mississippi

    • D.

      New Jersey

    Correct Answer
    A. Michigan
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter was raised in Michigan.

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  • 3. 

    What high school did Derek Jeter graduate from in 1992?

    • A.

      Lansing High School

    • B.

      Detroit North High School

    • C.

      Grand Rapids South High School

    • D.

      Kalamazoo Central High School

    Correct Answer
    D. Kalamazoo Central High School
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992.

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  • 4. 

    Whose head did Derek Jeter rub before every baseball game?

    • A.

      Jorge Posada's

    • B.

      Bernie Williams'

    • C.

      Don Zimmer's

    • D.

      Joe Torre's

    Correct Answer
    C. Don Zimmer's
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter rubbed Don Zimmer's head before every baseball game. Don Zimmer was a coach for the New York Yankees, where Jeter played, and it became a pre-game ritual for Jeter to rub Zimmer's head for good luck.

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  • 5. 

    What did Derek Jeter want to be as a child?

    • A.

      Writer

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Doctor

    • D.

      Professional Athlete

    Correct Answer
    D. Professional Athlete
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter wanted to be a professional athlete as a child.

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  • 6. 

    What former baseball player did Derek Jeter idolize while growing up?

    • A.

      Yogi Berra

    • B.

      David Winfield

    • C.

      Roger Clemens

    • D.

      Mickey Mantle

    Correct Answer
    B. David Winfield
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter idolized David Winfield while growing up.

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  • 7. 

    Derek Jeter played what other team sports besides baseball when he was growing up?

    • A.

      Basketball, Soccer

    • B.

      Lacrosse, Hockey

    • C.

      Hockey, Soccer

    • D.

      Hockey, Basketball

    Correct Answer
    A. Basketball, Soccer
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter played basketball and soccer besides baseball when he was growing up.

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  • 8. 

    When Derek Jeter was young, what MLB team did he always dream of playing for?

    • A.

      Boston Red Sox

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      Seattle Mariners

    • D.

      New York Mets

    Correct Answer
    B. New York Yankees
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter always dreamt of playing for the New York Yankees because he grew up in New Jersey, which is close to New York. The Yankees are one of the most iconic and successful teams in Major League Baseball, and Jeter admired their rich history and winning tradition. As a young player, he likely idolized Yankees legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Mickey Mantle, and wanted to follow in their footsteps by wearing the pinstripes and playing for the team he had always rooted for.

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  • 9. 

    Who started before Derek Jeter in the 1999 All Star Game?

    • A.

      Nomar Garciaparra

    • B.

      Miguel Tejada

    • C.

      Alex Rodriguez

    • D.

      No One, Derek Started

    Correct Answer
    A. Nomar Garciaparra
    Explanation
    Nomar Garciaparra started before Derek Jeter in the 1999 All-Star Game. This means that Garciaparra was the first player to take the field in that particular game, while Jeter started after him.

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  • 10. 

    In what state was Derek Jeter born?

    • A.

      Michigan

    • B.

      New Jersey

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    B. New Jersey
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter was born in New Jersey.

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  • 11. 

    In 1993, what was the clocked speed of Derek Jeter's throws?

    • A.

      90 MPH

    • B.

      100 MPH

    • C.

      10 MPH

    • D.

      98 MPH

    Correct Answer
    A. 90 MPH
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter's throws were clocked at a speed of 90 MPH in 1993.

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  • 12. 

    How many home runs did Derek Jeter hit during the 148 games that he played in 2001?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter hit 15 home runs during the 148 games he played in 2001.

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  • 13. 

    In what year was Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation established?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      1996

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      1995

    Correct Answer
    B. 1996
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation was established in 1996.

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  • 14. 

    What was Derek Jeter's 1,000th career hit?

    • A.

      A 6th Inning Double

    • B.

      A 5th Inning Single

    • C.

      A 5th Inning Double

    • D.

      A 6th Inning Single

    Correct Answer
    B. A 5th Inning Single
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter's 1,000th career hit was a single in the 5th inning.

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  • 15. 

    How many stolen bases did Derek Jeter have in 2002?

    • A.

      29

    • B.

      33

    • C.

      31

    • D.

      32

    Correct Answer
    D. 32
    Explanation
    In 2002, Derek Jeter had 32 stolen bases.

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  • 16. 

    What was Derek Jeter's batting average in 2002?

    • A.

      0.295

    • B.

      0.297

    • C.

      0.305

    • D.

      0.314

    Correct Answer
    B. 0.297
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter's batting average in 2002 was 0.297. This means that he successfully hit the ball and reached base approximately 29.7% of the time during that season. A batting average of 0.297 is considered to be quite good in baseball, as it indicates consistent hitting and a strong performance at the plate.

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