Hannah Jeter Skips Jobs for Derek's Final Games, Upsets Managers

Hannah Davis juggles modeling and Derek Jeter's final season.

by Nouman Rasool
Hannah Jeter Skips Jobs for Derek's Final Games, Upsets Managers
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In 2014, the baseball world was abuzz with the news of New York Yankees' star shortstop Derek Jeter announcing his retirement. This marked the end of an era for the Yankees, as Jeter had become a cornerstone of the team over his illustrious two-decade career.

As his final season progressed, fans and players alike prepared to bid farewell to the legend, but perhaps none more keenly than model Hannah Davis, Jeter's girlfriend of two years at the time. The season was marked by significant milestones for Jeter.

On July 10, he joined an elite group as the fourth player to achieve 1,000 multi-hit games. His achievements continued to stack up, as later that month he surpassed Carl Yastrzemski for the seventh place on the all-time career hit list with his 1,900th run.

Hannah's Sacrifices for Jeter

Derek Jeter's final game, held at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, was a momentous occasion attended by his friends, family, and Hannah. In her 2017 piece for the MLB Players Tribune, Hannah recounted the challenges she faced in rearranging her busy schedule as a sought-after model to support Jeter in his last games.

She revealed how she had to decline numerous professional commitments, a decision that didn't sit well with her managers. Hannah's dedication to being present at Jeter's games during his final season highlights the personal sacrifices made behind the scenes by those closest to athletes.

"I canceled jobs left and right just to be present at those remaining games," she explained, showcasing her commitment to supporting Jeter during this pivotal time in his career. Derek and Hannah's relationship, which began during the twilight of his baseball career, blossomed into marriage in 2016.

Jeter transitioned from player to part-owner of the Miami Marlins in 2017, and by 2023, the couple welcomed four children. Their family life was evident at Jeter's Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2021, attended by all except their youngest son, Kaius.

Today, Derek Jeter enjoys a more relaxed pace of life, having more time to spend with his wife and children. This new chapter is a stark contrast to their earlier days, where their professional commitments often kept them apart.

Now, their focus is on the shared full-time role of parenting, a journey they embark on together away from the limelight of baseball diamonds and fashion runways.