Derek Jeter opens up about being a 'protective' parent with wife Hannah Jeter

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He endeared himself to the tough, and sometimes fickle, New York Yankee fan base with his dedication, professionalism and consistency on the field during his sure-fire hall of fame career.

Now, it appears, Derek Jeter is taking a similar honest and heartfelt approach when it comes to his growing family.

'Our second is not walking yet, which is a bonus, because once she's up and about and moving around, it [will] become more difficult,' Jeter gushed to Us Weekly about his daughter Story, nine months, at the 23rd annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner In New York City on Monday.

Dotting dad: Derek Jeter opened up about being a parent with wife Hannah Jeter; he is pictured during a press conference at Marlins Park in late September 2019

Dotting dad: Derek Jeter opened up about being a parent with wife Hannah Jeter; he is pictured during a press conference at Marlins Park in late September 2019

Jeter, who started the foundation in an effort to keep children and teenagers away from drugs and alcohol, shared the spotlight on the red carpet with wife Hannah Jeter.

The couple were married in July 2016, nearly two years after he retired from the Yankees and his storied career in baseball after 20 seasons.

That following year their first daughter, Bella, was welcomed to the world. Story arrived just this past January.

For a good cause: The former New York Yankee great talked family when he and his wife, Hannah, attended the 23rd annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner In New York City on Monday

For a good cause: The former New York Yankee great talked family when he and his wife, Hannah, attended the 23rd annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner In New York City on Monday

Jeter's sister, Sharlee Jeter, who is currently the president of the Turn 2 Foundation, gushed about how 'protective' her

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