Derek, a young 5-year-old boy with his parents Dorothy and Charles. Derek plays baseball all the time. He wants to one day be a professional baseball player for the New York Yankees
Derek got drafted by the Yankees. He started his career off in the minor leagues which are below the major leagues. He hit and fielded well. He hoped that he could get called up and play with some of his Yankee idols.
Derek made it to the major leagues but he started off the year struggling. He couldn't field as well as he used to and his batting average dropped. In his head he thought that he would be demoted and not be able to play anymore
Derek started to become very well known in New York. He was playing very good as expected for the Yankees. He was starting to become a top player on the team. He exceeded the expectations
He gained a lot of experience while playing 20 years for the New York Yankees. After winning many personal and teams awards he chose to retire and end his career. At this point, all the money he earned from his contracts added up. He was free to retire without having to ever work again
The theme is never to give up on your dreams. Derek Jeter had a dream to become a baseball player when he was a young boy. He never gave up and now is one of the best baseball players of all time