Derek Jeter’s impeccable major league baseball career featured moments that will remain irreplaceable in New York Yankees lore.
“The Captain” and his .310 lifetime average, 3,465 hits (sixth all-time), and five world championships cemented a place among the Yankee greats. When it is all said and done, he will earn a place with baseball’s exclusive group in Cooperstown — likely with the 2019 Hall of Fame class.
Jeter’s longevity, heroics, and overall impact — all while playing in one of the most successful eras in franchise history — recently earned him one of the most exceptional honors an athlete can be recognized with. An honor that propels rockstar status into a state of immortality.
On May 14, 2017, Jeter’s No. 2 will be retired, along with a plaque in the illustrious monument park at Yankee Stadium, forever stamping his name and achievements in baseball’s cathedral. Furthermore, out of respect for what he brought the organization, no player will ever be able to sport the pinstripes the way he did.
Throughout a career that can be chalked up as an astounding success, there were a few signature moments that defined Jeter as the face of New York sports.
Elite Sports NY brings you the top five.