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Here's How Derek Jeter's Busy Love Life Matched Up With His Even Busier Baseball Career

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 22:  (ITALY OUT) Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his girlfriend, actress Jordana Brewster, leave Barney
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 22: (ITALY OUT) Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his girlfriend, actress Jordana Brewster, leave Barney's December 22, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter will go down as a New York legend, on and off the field. Not only did the Yankees' longtime shortstop appear in the World Series seven times and earn 14 career All-Star Game appearances, but he established himself as one of the Big Apple's most eligible bachelors. While he did manage to keep most of the details of his personal life remarkably private relative to some of his peers, Jeter still found himself pictured in the tabloids alongside an All-Star lineup of famous girlfriends.

For those looking to remember every facet of Jeter's years in the spotlight, below is a timeline of many of his publicized off-field romantic relationships that includes his on-field statistical output during each stretch.

  • 1995-96, Single
    <em>172 games, .310 AVG, 10 HR, 85 RBI, 51 BB, 109 R, 3.0 WAR</em>

<br>Jeter debuted during the 1995 season and fully steppe
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    172 games, .310 AVG, 10 HR, 85 RBI, 51 BB, 109 R, 3.0 WAR
    Jeter debuted during the 1995 season and fully stepped into the spotlight in 1996. He hit .314 en route to an unanimous Rookie of the Year award and his first of 5 World Series championships.
  • 1997-98, Mariah Carey
    <em>308 games, .307 AVG, 29 HR, 154 RBI, 51 BB, 243 R, 12.4 WAR</em>

<br>Jeter caught Mariah Carey's eye in 1997, and by '98
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    308 games, .307 AVG, 29 HR, 154 RBI, 51 BB, 243 R, 12.4 WAR
    Jeter caught Mariah Carey's eye in 1997, and by '98 she made a trip to spring training that drew plenty of media attention (leading Yanks vet Tim Raines to quip "Is this baseball or Entertainment Tonight?"). The couple split in late 1998, with publicists citing "media pressure." Jeter's numbers remain impressive throughout, though his average does drop below .300 while posting a career high in strikeouts in '97.
  • 1999, Single
    <em>158 games, .349 AVG, 24 HR, 102 RBI, 91 BB, 134 R, 8.0 WAR</em>

<br>With Mariah in his rearview mirror, Jeter had his be
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    158 games, .349 AVG, 24 HR, 102 RBI, 91 BB, 134 R, 8.0 WAR
    With Mariah in his rearview mirror, Jeter had his best season yet, posting then-career highs in WAR, batting average, hits, home runs, RBI, walks and runs scored. The Yanks finished as baseball's best for the third time in four years.
  • 2000-01, Lara Dutta
    <em>307 games, .304 AVG, 36 HR, 147 RBI, 124 BB, 129 R, 11.8 WAR</em>

<br>When you're 26 and already have 3 championship rin
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    307 games, .304 AVG, 36 HR, 147 RBI, 124 BB, 129 R, 11.8 WAR
    When you're 26 and already have 3 championship rings to your name, what do you do when you're ready to get back in the dating game? Why, call up Miss Universe, naturally. Jeter reportedly first pursued Dutta after noticing her on an episode of Live with Regis & Kathie Lee. The two were seen at each other's sides for about a year.
  • 2001, Joy Enriquez
    By the middle of the 2001 campaign, a different "friend" of Jeter was spotted at Yankee Stadium: Joy Enriquez. According to J
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    By the middle of the 2001 campaign, a different "friend" of Jeter was spotted at Yankee Stadium: Joy Enriquez. According to Jeter biographer Ian O'Connor, Derek supposedly snagged the singer and television actress away from frenemy Alex Rodriguez.
  • 2002, Jordana Brewster
    <em>157 games, .297 AVG, 18 HR, 75 RBI, 73 BB, 124 R, 3.7 WAR</em>

<br>Jeter started getting fast and furiously close with B
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    157 games, .297 AVG, 18 HR, 75 RBI, 73 BB, 124 R, 3.7 WAR
    Jeter started getting fast and furiously close with Brewster early in the 2002 season. The relationship lasted for a little less than a year. On the field, Jeter has a slightly down '02 season, hitting below .300 and getting bounced in the ALDS for the first time since 1997.
  • 2003-05, Vanessa Minnillo
    <em>432 games, .307 AVG, 52 HR, 200 RBI, 166 BB, 320 R, 11.5 WAR</em>

<br>Jeter seemed to date the <em>TRL</em> host <a href
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    432 games, .307 AVG, 52 HR, 200 RBI, 166 BB, 320 R, 11.5 WAR
    Jeter seemed to date the TRL host on and off again throughout the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons. Jeter's on-field production remained high throughout the relationship, though he did endure his fair share of disappointments (an opening day shoulder injury that cost him 36 games, the infamous ALCS collapse to the Red Sox, etc.).
  • 2006-07, Single (Sorta...)
    <em>310 games, .333 AVG, 26 HR, 170 RBI, 125 BB, 240 R, 9.4 WAR</em>

<br>Jeter is occasionally linked to Adriana Lima, Vida
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    310 games, .333 AVG, 26 HR, 170 RBI, 125 BB, 240 R, 9.4 WAR
    Jeter is occasionally linked to Adriana Lima, Vida Guerra, both Jessicas (Biel & Alba), but none emerge as a true steady. Meanwhile, he strings together back-to-back 200-hit seasons and puts up a .343/.417/.483 line during the 2006 season, finishing as the runner-up for the AL MVP Award.
  • 2008-11, Minka Kelly
    <em>591 games, .299, 45 HR, 263 RBI, 233 BB, 390 R, 12.3 WAR</em>

<br>Minka Kelly, of <em>Friday Night Lights</em> and <em>C
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    591 games, .299, 45 HR, 263 RBI, 233 BB, 390 R, 12.3 WAR
    Minka Kelly, of Friday Night Lights and Charlie's Angels fame, was routinely captured on camera cheering for Jeter from alongside his parents, most notably during the day of his 3000th hit. She even got to ride on the parade float with him following the '09 World Series. Engagement rumors abounded, but they parted ways late in the 2011 season.
  • 2012, Single
    <em>159 games, .316 AVG, 15 HR, 58 RBI, 45 BB, 99 R, 2.2 WAR</em>

<br>The first post-Minka season remains the final year fan
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    159 games, .316 AVG, 15 HR, 58 RBI, 45 BB, 99 R, 2.2 WAR
    The first post-Minka season remains the final year fans saw what could truly be described as "vintage" Derek. He hit for a .316 average to go with another 200+ hits, a 5th Silver Slugger, and a 13th All Star nod.
  • 2013-14, Hannah Davis
    <em>162 games, .250 AVG, 5 HR, 57 RBI, 43 BB, 55 R, -0.5 WAR</em>

<br>For his final two seasons Jeter has been <a href="http
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    162 games, .250 AVG, 5 HR, 57 RBI, 43 BB, 55 R, -0.5 WAR
    For his final two seasons Jeter has been linked with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis. They had plenty of time to get to know each other in 2013, as Jeter missed all but 17 games rehabbing an ankle injury sustained in Game 1 of the previous 2012 ALCS. While his fans enjoyed his farewell tour, his 2014 stats (.304 OPS) revealed his age. Shortly after Jeter's final game in pinstripes, TMZ reported that the pair might be getting hitched during a party Jeter was apparently throwing on Long Island.

On and off the field, Jeter was nothing if not remarkably consistent throughout his 20 seasons with the Yankees. While the stats from the six seasons he seemed to spend as a bachelor are slightly more impressive than those from the 14 seasons he spent in a high-profile relationship, the on-field production remained superlative:

In a relationship (14 seasons):
1948 Games, 7993 AB, 2415 H, 185 HR, 896 RBI, 1361 R, 770 BB, 49.2 WAR
For a 162-game-season average of:
201-665 (.302), 15 HR, 74 RBI, 113 R, 64 BB, 3.5 WAR

As a bachelor (6 seasons):
799 Games, 3202 AB, 1050 H, 75 HR, 415 RBI, 562 R, 312 BB, 22.6 WAR
For a 162-game-season average of:
213-649 (.328), 15 HR, 84 RBI, 114 R, 63 BB, 3.8 WAR

While correlation does not imply causation, Jeter's numbers increased in the seasons following the reported termination of a relationship ('99, '06, '12), with his batting average climbing all the way to .336, and WAR to 5.2. He might not just be captain of the New York Yankees, but also the captain of the rebound, too.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred to Lara Dutta incorrectly as "Mrs. Universe." She was of course unmarried at the time she was dating Jeter.

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