Derek Jeter presented an array of miraculous performances to baseball followers throughout his career. Banking on his skills, he stacked up commendable records. Thus, he established a reputation as a genuine role model figure in the baseball circuit. So, a famous MLB ace once cited Jeter as his idol, albeit for a different reason

Just like his milestones and list of accolades, Jeter has also had a long history of star-studded romantic affairs. 


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Matt Harvey is a star pitcher who has gained much popularity over the years for his lavish lifestyle. Thus, Harvey is more of a well-known personality due to his personal life rather than his professional pursuits. Having had a colorful dating record himself, Harvey once referred to Jeter as his inspiration for the same reason, back in 2013. 

When Matt Harvey referred to Derek Jeter as his role model 

Harvey made his MLB debut for the New York Mets in 2012. However, unlike Jeter, who remained a New York Yankees loyalist, Harvey has played for multiple MLB teams. Other alliances of Harvey include the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, and the Baltimore Orioles. A one-time All-Star player, Harvey became the league Comeback Player of the Year in 2015. 

It was during his association with the Mets that Harvey rose to stardom. He became popular as the Dark Knight of Gotham City. Thus, if Jeter was the White Knight, Harvey was the dark counterpart. The Batman alter-ego of the fictional elite Bruce Wayne.

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Giving substantial claims to the aforementioned statement are the characteristic differences between Jeter and Harvey. Despite Jeter having been involved in numerous high-profile romantic affairs, he always maintained a clean public image. But as a polar opposite, Harvey flaunted his bad-boy antics. 

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Jeter has dated numerous celebrity-status women such as the likes of Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly, Adriana Lima, etc. All before finally marrying supermodel Hannah Davis. So, speaking of Jeter, Harvey once said, “That guy is the model. First off, let’s just look at the women he’s dated. Obviously, he goes out. He’s meeting these girls somewhere, but you never hear about it. That’s where I want to be.” 

The dating history of Matt Harvey

Nonetheless, Harvey has had his fair share of high-profile romantic flings. He has dated models Anne Vyalitsyna and Ania Cywinska in the past. Interestingly, just like Jeter, Harvey also had a brief romantic fling with Adriana Lima. 


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So, do you believe Matt Harvey was correct in highlighting Derek Jeter as the perfect Casanova figure?