We have reached the last home stand of Derek Jeter’s final season. In both old and new Yankee Stadium, we have seen a lot of great plays that is etched into Yankees lore forever. With that in mind, here are the top five Derek Jeter moments at Yankee Stadium:
5. The catch on July 1st, 2004- On this date, the Yankees and Red Sox was deadlocked in a tie. The Yankees was 7.5 games in front of them. On a high pop up made by Trot Nixon in the 12th inning, Jeter sprinted towards the ball and did a Superman-like dive into foul territory. When he came back up, he was bruised and battered but he stayed in the game.
4. He passed Lou Gehrig on the Yankee All Time Hit List- On September 11th, 2009 Jeter passes the great Lou Gehrig on the All Time Yankee Hit list. He is also the Yankees’ all-time leader in singles, doubles, and stolen base.
3. The Speech- After the final out of the Yankees final game at old Yankee Stadium on September 21st, 2008, Jeter gave one final speech to Yankee Stadium. A perfect way to close out old Yankee Stadium.
Hit Number 3,000- On July 9th, 2011, the Yankee captain reached the all-exclusive 3,000 hits plateau. In typical Jeter fashion, he homered on his 3,000 hit off David Price. If that wasn’t enough, he went 5-5 in that game.
2. Final Time celebrating a World Series Title- In 2009, the Yankees won their 27th World Championship over the Philadelphia Phillies. It is Jeter’s fifth and final championship of his career.
1. Mr. November is Born- Less than two months after the terrorist attack of September 11th, down two games to one to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series Jeter hit a game winning home run to tie the series at two. The reason he was called Mr. November: It marked the first time that baseball was played in the month of November.