Derek Jeter Shortstop Sensation Author:Brendan January Derek Jeter grew up in a family of New York Yankee fans. Like many boys, he dreamed of becoming a Yankee himself one day. But Derek was a gifted athlete. And his parents believed in him. They told him that if he worked hard, he could make his dream happen. This short biography tells about how, on the field and off, he is a true champion.