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Derek Jeter
9/20/2014 at Yankee Stadium

Posted Monday December 6th 2021

Jeter's final game at yankee stadium was on 9/25/2014.. This was five days before that (he hits a double).

  • In his career he played 2747 games. This was game 2740
  • He had 11195 at bats. This was at bat number 11169
  • He had 3465 hits. This was hit #3457

Jeter is considered an all time great

An aggressive hitter:
Jeter swung at most pitches in the strike zone and many near it. Though right-handed hitters often pull the ball into left field, Jeter's signature inside-out swing, dubbed the "Jeterian Swing," resulted in most of his hits going to center and right field. Similarly, most of his home runs were hit to right field rather than to center or to left, as his swing took advantage of Yankee Stadium's close right-field fences.
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Derek Jeter Final at Bats:
Derek Jeter Final at Bats

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Jeter Hat Patch
The Yankees honored Jeter with a pregame tribute on September 7 2014. Beginning with that day's game, the Yankees wore a patch on their hats and uniforms honoring Jeter for the remainder of the season.

Born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey
Raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jeter starred on the diamond in high school and earned a full ride to play baseball at the University of Michigan.

But when the Yankees – Jeter's favorite team as a youngster – selected Jeter with the sixth overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft, the path of the player and the team changed forever.

Jeter played his first game in the big leagues on May 29, 1995, after a series of injuries rushed his anticipated debut. He bounced between Triple-A and the majors for the rest of the year, then earned the job as the Yankees starting shortstop in 1996.

Sixth months later, Jeter was the unanimous American League Rookie of the Year after hitting .314. His steadying performance at the plate and in the field helped the Yankees win the World Series title for the first time in 18 years.

Over the next 11 seasons, the Yankees never missed the postseason – winning World Series titles in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Jeter made the first of 14 All-Star Games in 1998, won the first of five Gold Glove Awards in 2004 and was annually among the league leaders in hits and runs scored.

The durable Jeter appeared in at least 150 games every year save one from 2001-10, was named captain of the Yankees in 2003 and claimed his fifth World Series ring in 2009, hitting .334 and finishing third in the AL Most Valuable Player voting at the age of 35.

He never played a position other than shortstop in his 2,674 games in the field, reached the 200-hit plateau in eight seasons and was named the 2000 World Series Most Valuable Player.

Over a record 158 Postseason games – the equivalent of one full extra season – Jeter hit .308 with 111 runs scored, 200 hits, 32 doubles, 20 homers, 61 RBI and 66 walks.

He finished his career with 3,465 hits, 1,923 runs scored and 4,921 total bases.

Jeter was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2020.

Derek Jeter Shortstop
Final days as Shortstop

Derek Jeter Jerseys

Derek Jeter Quote
Derek Jeter Quote:
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.

Derek Jeter Rookie Card
1993 SP #279
Estimated PSA 10 Value: $70,000

In 2015, these used to sell for around $30,000 in PSA 10 condition but three years later in May of 2018 one actually sold for a staggering $99,100.

Two more sold later in 2018 for $76,105 and $73,300 so the price does seem to have cooled off a bit.

Still, this card in PSA 10 condition easily remains one of the most expensive modern baseball cards you can find.

The card itself is not scarce but finding one in pristine condition is extremely rare due to the ease of which the foil front chips.

This iconic Jeter rookie helped launch Upper Deck's SP line of higher quality cards and is a firm collector favorite.

Derek Jeter Quote
Derek Jeter Quote:
The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.

Five-time World Series champion:
Derek Jeter is regarded as one of the primary contributors to the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, base-running, fielding, and leadership
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  • Jeter spent his entire 20-year MLB career with the New York Yankees.
  • In 2020 (his first year of eligibility) he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame:
Jeter received 396 of 397 possible votes (99.75%), the second-highest percentage in MLB history (behind only Mariano Rivera) and the highest ever by a position player

He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in:

  • Hits (3,465)
  • Doubles (544)
  • Games played (2,747)
  • Stolen bases (358)
  • Times on base (4,716)
  • Plate appearances (12,602)
  • At bats (11,195)

Accolades include:

  • 14 All-Star selections
  • Five Gold Glove Awards
  • Five Silver Slugger Awards
  • Two Hank Aaron Awards
  • The Roberto Clemente Award

Jeter was the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits. Finished his career ranked sixth in MLB history in career hits and first among shortstops.

In 2017, the Yankees retired his uniform number 2

The Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992, and he debuted in the major leagues at age 20 in 1995. The following year, he became the Yankees' starting shortstop, won the Rookie of the Year Award, and helped the team win the 1996 World Series over the Atlanta Braves.

Jeter continued to excel during the team's championship seasons of 1998–2000; he finished third in voting for the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 1998, recorded multiple career-high numbers in 1999, and won both the All-Star Game MVP and World Series MVP Awards in 2000.

He consistently placed among the AL leaders in hits and runs scored for most of his career, and served as the Yankees' team captain from 2003 until his retirement in 2014.

He holds many postseason records, and has a .321 batting average in the World Series. Jeter has earned the nicknames "Captain Clutch" and "Mr. November" due to his outstanding play in the postseason.

Jeter was one of the most heavily marketed athletes of his generation and is involved in numerous product endorsements.

Jeter is considered to be one of the most consistent baseball players of all time. He played fewer than 145 games a season only three times in his career.

Jeter has been viewed as one of the best players of his generation.

Postseason performance:
Jeter is noted for his postseason performances and has earned the titles of Captain Clutch, and Mr. November due to his outstanding postseason play. He had a career .309 postseason batting average, and a .321 batting average in the World Series.

Except for 2008, 2013 and 2014, the Yankees qualified for the postseason every year of Jeter's major league career

He holds MLB postseason records for:

  • Games played (158)
  • Plate appearances (734)
  • At-bats (650)
  • Hits (200)
  • Singles (143)
  • Doubles (32)
  • Triples (5)
  • Runs scored (111)
  • Total bases (302)
  • Strikeouts (135)

Jeter is also fourth in home runs (20) and runs batted in (61), fifth in base on balls (66) and sixth in stolen bases (18).

Derek Jeter Quote
Derek Jeter Quote:
I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.

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Derek Jeter's Famous Flip Play:
The most iconic play of Jeter's 20-season career with the Yankees
Oakland - Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS - Bottom of the seventh inning

Derek Jeter