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Derek Jeter | County Cork

Full Name: Derek Sanderson Jeter

Born: June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, NJ

Irish Roots: Cork and Clare

Family Name: Connors and Maloney

Surname Origins: The Connors surname is derived from O’Connor. The O’Connors were direct descendants of Conchobhar, King of Connacht. This family produced the last two High Kings of Ireland.

Accomplishments: 

  • 5X World Series Champion
  • 6th All Time in Hits
  • 12X Top 10 in Runs
  • 5X Gold Glove Winner
  • 5X Silver Slugger Winner

Honors:

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame (2020)

Biography

Derek Jeter’s 3x great-grandparents, John Connors and Ann Maloney, were from County Cork and Labasheeda, County Clare!