10. 2000 Midsummer Classic MVP
Jeter was a 14-time All-Star (tied for 15th all-time), but his most exceptional game came in 2000 when he was the American League starting shortstop. Jeter won his only ASG Most Valuable Player Award after going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s, which propelled the AL to a 6-3 victory.
9. Derek Jeter’s famous jump-throw
Every sports icon has their signature play; Michael Jordan has his famous free-throw line dunk, and Tiger Woods has his fist pump. Jeter’s signature play was his outstanding, jump throw from deep in the shortstop hole. That play came in the 1998 ALCS against the Cleveland Indians to gun down Travis Fryman at first.
8. Mr. Novemeber
Jeter got his famous “Mr. November” nickname during Game 4 of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jeter hit his walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off of Byung-Hyun Kim to give the Yankees a 4-3 win, tying the series 2-2. The game started on October 31, but the home run was hit just after midnight, which made that the first World Series game in MLB history to be played in November.
7. Jeter becomes All-Time Yankees hit leader
On September 11, 2009, Jeter hit a single in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles to surpass Yankees legend and Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig (2,721 hits) for most hits in franchise history.