What Is the Ethnicity of Derek Jeter?


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Derek Jeter was born to Dorothy Jeter (nee Connors) who was of German and Irish descent and worked an accountant, and Sanderson Charles Jeter, who is of African-American descent, has a Ph.D. and was a substance abuse counselor. He was born in Pequannock Township, N.J., on June 26, 1974.

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Derek Jeter's parents met while they were both stationed in Germany while serving in the United States army. Jeter's father also played baseball as a shortstop for Tennessee's Fisk University.

Derek started his career with the New York Yankees on May 29, 1995. He is a five-time World series champion and is famous for his exploits all around the world.

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