Derek Jeter and wife welcome first baby boy, his ‘lil man!!!’ into the world

Written by on May 9, 2023

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Derek Jeter and his wife, Hannah, have welcomed their fourth child together — and first boy — the retired New York Yankees great announced on social media.

The Jeters’ new addition arrived May 5 and they named him Kaius Green Jeter, People reports. According to, an online baby name generator, Kaius is a male name of Latin origin that means “rejoice.”

“Welcome to the world lil [email protected],” the five-time World Series champion, 48, wrote Monday Instagram. Derek Jeter also changed his bio to read, “Sleep-deprived father of four.”

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(L-R) Former New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah pose in front of his plaque during a pregame ceremony honoring Jeter and retiring his number 2 on May 14, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The newborn joins the couple’s three other children — daughters River Rose, age 17 months; Story Grey, age 4; and Bella Raine, age 5. In February, the Hall of Famer discussed being a “girl dad” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“It’s controlled chaos is the best way to put it,” said the 2000 World Series MVP, People reports. “It’s school pick-ups, drop-offs, they do my nails, my toenails, makeup, lipstick — and it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever experienced.”

An Instagram post that Hannah Jeter shared of the couple at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “The Captain” — the ESPN docuseries about her husband — is receiving fresh comments from those reacting to the birth of his fourth child. IG user @angelgilpin wrote, “What a gorgeous couple- & congrats on the new addition to your already-beautiful family. May God continue to bless you.”

In the comments section of Derek Jeter’s post about his baby boy’s arrival, the Talkin Yanks Instagram account called Kaius a “Future Yankee.”

“The world was blessed with a jeter jr !! Can’t wait to see him on the field,” commenter, @jkarlss wrote. “He’s got a great coach.”

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