10. Apr. 11, 2006
Vintage Derek Jeter showed up during the Yankees’ 2006 home opener.
The Yankees were trailing the Kansas City Royals 7-4 before putting up a five spot in the eighth inning. Jeter cranked a go-ahead three run home run to cap off the epic comeback.
Mariano Rivera came on to save the Yankees 9-7 victory.
The captain went on to slash .343/.417/.483 with 14 home runs that season. Jeter was an all-star, gold glove winner, and came in second in the American League MVP award voting.
Fun fact: On this day, former Yankees catcher John Flaherty, debuted as a pregame and post game announcer for the YES Network.