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New York Yankees history: Derek Jeter makes MLB debut 24 years ago (Video)

Written on 05/29/2019
Robby Sabo

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter made his MLB debut 24 years ago on this day while turning two for pitcher Jack McDowell.

He did it his way.

Derek Jeter, the New York Yankees legend who carved a special piece of city history for two decades, made his big-league debut on this day (Wednesday, May 29, 2019) 24 years ago.

It came during the 1995 season, the Yanks first postseason appearance campaign since 1981. Jeter enjoyed a cup of coffee that year, called up and sent down through the season prior to his AL Rookie of the Year campaign of 1996.

On this day, he turned two for starting pitcher Jack McDowell, in Jeter style.

Jeter played in just 15 games in 1995 but was around in October when Don Mattingly hit the home run that produced the loudest Yankee Stadium moment of all-time.

Over his 20 year career, Jeter tallied 3,465 hits (most in team history) to go along with a crisp .310 batting average, 358 stolen bases, 1,923 runs, 260 home runs and 1,311 runs batted in.

But on this day, an amazing 24 years ago, the fresh-faced youngster helped Buck Showalter‘s team early in the season by turning the first of what turned out to be many double plays.

Yeah, Derek Jeter did it his way.

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