When he was a little boy, Derek Jeter dreamed only one dream-he wanted to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. Today, Derek Jeter lives that dream, and more. He has been the team's star shortstop since 1996 and been a major reason the Yankees have won three World Series Championships. His outstanding plays in the field combined with his powerful batting make him a force to be reckoned with, but it's his positive attitude and hard work that have earned him the respect and admiration of his teammates and his fans. In a sport filled with superstars, Derek Jeter has proven he has what it takes to rise to the top.
Matt Christopher is the beloved and bestselling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.