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Derrek Lee Biography
Derrek Lee was born Derrek Leon Lee on 6 September 1975. He was also known as”D-Lee. Derrek was born in Sacramento California.lee was born to Leon Lee his father. “
He is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. Lee played with, San Diego Padres, the Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, and Pittsburgh Pirates. Lee was a World Series champion with the Marlins, and he won the National League batting title in. He was a two-time All-Star selection and won the Gold Glove Award thrice.
Derrek Lee Age
Derrek was born on September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, California, USA.
Derrek Lee Family
His father and his Uncle Laron Lee, they both played professional baseball in Japan.
Lee is said to have played little league baseball at Whitney little league before he graduated from El Camino High Scholin the year 1993.
Derrek Leon Lee Wife
Derek Lee is married is a married man being a husband to Ingrid Lee. They together have two children, Katherine, and Mackenzie Lee.Derrek Lee
As a professional baseballer, he was first drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres making his major league debut on April 1997. He was again traded to the Florida Marlins for Kevin Brown.
Lee Trades Chicago Cubs
Derrek Lee was traded to the Cubs for Hee-seop Choi. He hit .278 with 32 home runs and 98 RBIs in his first year with the Cubs.
By midseason, he was among MLB’s leaders in each of the triple crown categories: batting average, home runs, and RBIs. Lee hit his 200th career home run, off Florida Marlins starter Josh Beckett. He finished the year with a career-best 46 HR. His .335 batting average was the highest by a Cub since Bill Madlock’s .339 and made him the first Cub to win a National League batting title.
He was named to the U.S. roster for the 2006 World Baseball Classic, where he was the first player to hit a home run for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Later, signed a five-year, extension with the Chicago Cubs.
Lee got involved in a collision with a baserunner Rafael Furcal breaking his wrist. He ended up missing a minimum of 59 games, as a result, of the injury. Lee went back on the disabled list with a post-traumatic inflammation in the outer bone of the medial side of the wrist.
Derrek lee resumed hitting 20 home runs, 90 RBIs and had a .291 batting average as the Cubs had the best regular-season record in the National League, but later they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, He was ranked 9th in the voting for NL MVP, as he had a .306 batting average, and hit for 35 home runs and 111 RBIs.
Lee later hit his 300th career home run in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Lee playing for the Braves.
Derrek Lee was traded to the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitching prospects Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jeffrey Lorick.Lee served as Braves’ starting first baseman and a postseason play in the NLDS. Later on, he was signed
from free agency to one year contract with the Baltimore Orioles playing 85 games with the Orioles, batting .246 with 12 home runs and 41 runs batted in.
Again Lee was traded to the Pirates for minor league Class A first baseman hitting two home runs in his first game as a Pirate. Just like before, he was hit by a pitch and broke a bone in his left wrist. but then finished the season productively as the Pittsburgh first baseman.
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Derrek Lee Net Worth
Lee has a net worth of $45 million.
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