“I Definitely Have a Problem”- Derek Jeter Once Let Out an Unhealthy Obsession Similar to “Women Buying Shoes”

Published 11/24/2022, 10:05 AM EST

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Derek Jeter became a baseball legend because he loved the sport more than anything else. His extremely competitive mindset made him rise head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries. Nonetheless, that didn’t mean his zone of interest consisted of baseball alone. Back in 2008, Jeter openly discussed his other obsession during an interview.

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One of the greatest shortstops ever, Jeter earned popularity as a New York Yankees loyalist. His most notable accolades involved 14 All-Star appearances and five World Series championships. He mounted up 260 home runs and 3,465 hits in his overall MLB career. Thus, post-retirement, Jeter’s stellar legacy got duly honored with a Hall Of Fame induction. 

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But there is yet another activity that Jeter often indulged in throughout his life. That happened to be watching films at the theater and collecting DVDs. In fact, doing so was his favorite pastime hobby, especially during the MLB offseason. Something that he talked about with Women’s Health Magazine in his interview from 2008.

Derek Jeter: A genuine film fanatic at heart 

Derek Jeter’s sporting prowess turned him into a national treasure and pop culture icon. He had all the makings of a celebrity athlete. So, luxurious global brands pursued his star value, and he was no stranger to commercial advertisements. Moreover, he also later fulfilled his desire to act by making appearances in television series and films.

One of Jeter’s most memorable acts was in the 2009 film, ‘The Other Guys’, where he played himself. In an interview with the ESPN network in 2014, the Yankees legend once selected his all-time top favorite films. The list included, ‘American History X’, ‘Major League’, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘The Five Heartbeats’ among the top picks. Jeter declared, saying, “I’m a movie person.” 

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Whereas describing his film fanaticism during an interview with Women’s Health Magazine in 2008, Jeter said, “During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day. You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem.” 

Derek Jeter’s acting experience in his own words 

Speaking about his acting escapades in the ESPN interview, Jeter said, “It was alright. I had a good time. They treated me good. It is different. It is a lot of waiting around, sitting, you have to do something over and over and over.” 

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So, do you think Derek Jeter could have been a fine actor? Leave your comments below.

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Madhurjya Bhuyan

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Madhurjya Bhuyan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English Literature from Gauhati University and IGNOU, respectively, and also possesses prior professional experience as a content developer. Being a performance artist since childhood, Madhurjya has always aimed to contribute towards creativity in any possible manner, and writing only boosts that desire.
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