Derek Jeter Quotes: Memorable Sayings from the Hall-of-Famer

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September 25, 2014 marked the end of a dynasty for famous New York Yankee player Derek Jeter. It was his final baseball game. That day culminated with Jeter swinging a game-winning hit which helped the Yankees triumph over the Baltimore Orioles. The stadium erupted in cheering noises to celebrate the momentous win. Team-members mobbed Jeter and then lifted their all-star player into the air. It was the perfect highlight to finish one’s career!

Every famous athlete has memorable quotes. Hall-of-famer Derek Jeter isn’t any different than other great baseball players. Read some of the popular sayings that drove his fans wild.

“God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.”

“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.”

 “You don’t just accidentally show up in the World Series.”

 “Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I’m not going to lie to you. There’s a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium.”

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

“It doesn’t take any talent to play hard.”

“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.”

“Everyone fears rejection.”

Derek Jeter Jeter 2000 New Yorker cartoon drawing picture


“With the Jeter 2000, you’ll never have to say goodbye.”

Okay, this last image doesn’t represent an actual quotation of Derek Jeter but this New Yorker cartoon picture nicely captures the feeling of Jeter nostalgia.


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