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October 29, 2012
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Jeter during his junior year

Derek Jeter’s junior high school yearbook dubbed him the “most likely to play shortstop for the New York Yankees.”  As a junior at Kalamazoo Central, he batted .557 with seven homers.  He followed that with a spectacular senior year in which he hit .508 (30-for-59) with 4 home runs, 23 RBIs, 21 walks and just a single strikeout in 23 games.  His on base percentage was a robust .637 and he tallied a .831 slugging percentage.  By the end of the year Jeter needed a wheelbarrow for the awards he collected. He was named the 1992 High School Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association, the 1992 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year, and USA Today‘s High School Player of the Year.

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