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Though Jeter is a right-handed hitter, his signature inside-out swing, also called the "Jeterian Swing", has driven a large portion of hits up the middle, to center and right field, a trend that has remained consistent throughout his career. He has more home runs to the opposite field than to center or to left, using his swing to take advantage of the short right-field fences at both the old and new Yankee Stadiums.
He is an aggressive hitter, swinging at most pitches in the strike zone, and many near it. His swing enables him to get hits even when he is slumping. Jeter is also known for his professionalism. In an age where professional athletes often find themselves in personal scandals, Jeter has avoided major controversy in a high profile career in New York City while maintaining a strong work ethic.A clubhouse leader, Jeter diffuses confrontations between teammates. Due to his style of play, opponents and teammates hold Jeter in high esteem.