Yankees legend Derek Jeter reveals surprising off-field role

Derek Jeter is all smiles after he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York Sept. 8, 2021. The former shortstop spent his entire 20 year career in pinstripes as a New York Yankee. Derek Jeter Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

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Derek Jeter, renowned for his remarkable career with the New York Yankees, is making headlines once again, this time for his role as a devoted father.

Following his departure from a front-office position with the Florida Marlins, Derek Jeter has fully embraced fatherhood alongside his wife, Hannah. The couple, proud parents to four children including three daughters, recently marked a special milestone as their eldest, Bella Raine, celebrated her sixth birthday.

Derek Jeter: From home runs to heartfelt fatherhood

FILE - Derek Jeter, CEO of the Miami Marlins, speaks with the news media before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Miami. Derek Jeter announced a surprise departure from the Miami Marlins Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.
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While Derek Jeter’s collection of six World Series championship rings already showcased his achievements on the field, he now sports a face adorned with more personal and meaningful “bling.”

The former Yankees captain, who gained fame for his incredible baseball skills, has enthusiastically taken on the role of a girl dad. In an interview during the promotion of “The Captain,” a seven-episode ESPN docuseries in 2022, Jeter spoke candidly about his new role.

Derek Jeter and his wife during an college football game.

Jeter’s daily routine includes early mornings, school drop-offs, and even sharing in his daughters’ activities like tennis and ballet lessons. He humorously shared, “I’m getting my nails painted and makeup on my face, dresses. So there’s a whole other side to me.”

Passionate about instilling values and life lessons, Jeter expressed his desire for his daughters to engage in sports. He emphasized the importance of sports in teaching essential attributes such as work ethic, teamwork, goal-setting, and the ability to cope with failure. He reflected on his own experiences, noting that while he was never pushed into playing sports, he values the character-building aspects they offer.

As the Jeters raise their three daughters—Bella Raine, Story Grey, and River Rose—and their son, Kaius Green, born in May, Derek Jeter is not only remembered for his remarkable baseball legacy but also for the heartwarming journey he is undertaking as a dedicated and hands-on father.

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