Yankees: Top 10 moments of Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame career

New York Yankees. Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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6. 2009 World Series Champions

Jeter won his fifth World Series title against the Philadelphia Phillies on November 4, 2009. The “Core Four” of Jeter, Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte became the first New York Yankees since 1962 (Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Bob Cerv, Gene Woodling) to win five rings for the Bronx Bombers.

5. The Flip Play

During Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS against the Oakland Athletics, Terrence Long hit a double down the right-field line off of Mike Mussina with the tying run at first base. Yankees right fielder Shane Spencer overthrew both cutoff men while the runner was on his way home.

Then seemingly out of nowhere, Jeter appeared by the first base foul line. He scooped up the ball and back-hand flipped it to Posada, who then tagged Jeremy Giambi out at home plate.

4. The Dive

During a regular-season game on July 1, 2004, the Yankees and Boston Red Sox were tied 3-3 in the 12th inning. With two outs and runners on the corners, pinch hitter Trot Nixon blooped a pop up to shallow left field. Jeter, who was running full speed, was able to track down the ball and make an unbelievable catch.

His momentum carried him towards the stands and forced him to dive headfirst into the crowd, which ultimately gave him seven stitches on his chin. The Yankees went on to win 5-4 in 13 innings.