Derek Jeter, family ready for ‘the best time of the year’

Yankees legend Derek Jeter with his family in June 2022.
Inna Zeyger
Sunday November 19, 2023

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Yankees legend Derek Jeter has his plans set to enjoy the best time of the year with his family. Following the ceremony to introduce new baseball and softball fields for young athletes at his alma mater, Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan, the renowned shortstop shared insights into his family’s approaching Christmas celebrations.

Derek Jeter told PEOPLE that the holiday season holds a special place as it brings joy to his four kids: daughters River Rose, 23 months, Story Grey, 4, and Bella Raine, 6, along with son Kaius Green, 6 months — shared with wife Hannah Davis Jeter.

Derek Jeter posted images of some lighter moments of his life.

Derek Jeter is a family man

Derek Jeter expresses his desire to be with family, emphasizing the significance of family in his life. He mentions enjoying the opportunity to spend time with both family and friends during the holiday season.

The ex-New York Yankees athlete and five-time World Series champion further remarks, “Undoubtedly, this is the most wonderful time of the year.”

According to the Yankees legend, the holiday season brings joy to him and his family, but it can also be somewhat stressful. He mentions, “It’s challenging for us to coordinate plans.”

Derek Jeter mentioned the family’s preference for doing activities collectively but noted that they now operate as a larger group. Moving around together as a pack poses the challenge of coordinating and managing a considerable number of individuals simultaneously.

Derek Jeter with his family at Yankee Stadium.

Regarding their holiday arrangements, Derek Jeter mentioned that they intend to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas “at home.” He explained that being at home for these occasions is preferable, especially because they want the children to wake up in their home during these festive times.

When inquired about whether his two eldest daughters have started to make their wish lists for Santa Claus this year, Derek Jeter acknowledges that Bella and Story are already well-prepared.

He chuckled as he mentioned, “They struggle to understand that Christmas occurs solely in December.” The 49-year-old Yankees legend noted that his children express their desires for gifts throughout the year, indicating that the anticipation for presents is consistent regardless of the approaching holiday season.

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