On this date in 1996, Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice for the AL Rookie of the Year.
"When he was in 8th grade and was about to switch from parochial school to a public school, we sent him over to the Y to play basketball against older kids as a way of toughening him up. He went, but he took his mother with him." - Charles Jeter (Derek's father)
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