5. Oct. 25, 2000: Jeter Gets The Party Started
2000 was a great year to be Derek Jeter, wasn’t it?
Not only did he take home the All-Star game MVP honors, but thanks to this memorable Subway Series moment, “El Capitan” was able to secure the World Series MVP honors as well.
On the first pitch in Game Four, Jeter led off the Fall Classic contest with a home run on the very first pitch against Bobby Jones, which sparked the Yankees to a huge 3-2 triumph against their little brothers.
More importantly, that win that put them up 3-1 in the series which would lead to an eventual three-peat.