Jeter was also at the top of his game - the very top.
He was a rookie in 96 and went on to be named Rookie of the Year that season, along with playing a key role in landing the Yanks' first world championship in 18 years.
2 will be retired on Sunday, was one of New York's most eligible bachelors throughout his career, and like Alex Rodriguez, he dated a bunch of celebrities before settling down.
Unlike A-Rod, Jeter went out of his way to not be seen in public with his famous beauties, although he occasionally was spotted at Knicks basketball games and restaurants over the years with a girlfriend.
Lara Dutta Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe pageant in 2000, and shortly after an appearance on daytime talk show Live With Regis and Kathie Lee she was spotted in the stands at a Yankee game.
Retirement of a long-time player is a bittersweet thing: bitter because you have to say goodbye to someone you've watched grow from a young, uncertain caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly; sweet because you get to re-live all the moments along the way.
They were, and last summer Jeter finally gave up the single life at age 42. If you're a Yankees fan, you know a few of them ...
although some of his rumored girlfriends perhaps were just gossip.
And probably because any 22-year-old superstar on top of the world probably isn't ready to settle down yet.The show lasted only three seasons but her work was noticed within the industry.Derek Jeter is no slouch when it comes to dating Hollywood's sexiest stars, and he's been a big hit with the ladies since his 1996 Rookie of the Year baseball season.When she was still just in her early teens, Jennifer convinced her family to take her to New York City so she could find a talent agent and pursue an acting career full time.She quickly began landing small parts in television shows, commercials and print advertisements.The two began dating in 2008 and decided to split "amicably" this week, despite looking awful close in July when Jete got his milestone 3000th career hit.