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New York Yankees: 10 Most Memorable Opening Day Moments

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.