Derek Jeter – Consistent Performer for a Championship Yankees Team

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Derek Jeter
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Michael Vasaturo is a longtime port logistics executive who has guided New Haven Terminal, Inc., as vice president for more than two decades. Passionate about running and swimming, Michael Vasaturo is a New York Yankees fan who considers Derek Jeter his favorite athlete.

An unassuming, consistent performer at shortstop, Jeter joined the Yankees from the minor leagues in the mid 1990s. He established himself as an All Star in 1998, a season that kicked off three straight championship seasons for the Yankees, and earned him a reputation for thriving in pressure-filled situations.

A consistent Gold Glove winner, Jeter also excelled at hitting and surpassed Lou Gehrig’s franchise-leading mark of 2,722 hits in 2009. He maintained top tier performance up to 2012, when he hit .316 in 159 games, but suffered an ankle injury the following year, significantly limiting his playing time. In 2014, after two decades with the Yankees, Jeter announced his retirement and expressed an interest in turning his attention to staring a family and the leading the youth-focused Turn 2 Foundation.

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