Derek Jeter shall be inducted into the Corridor of Fame on Sept. 8. The Put up is counting down his 10 greatest moments main into The Captain’s huge day in Cooperstown.
No. 8 Jeter named Yankees captain in 2003
On June 3, 2003, the Yankees modified eternally when proprietor George Steinbrenner named Derek Jeter the eleventh captain in franchise historical past.
“It’s an enormous day for Jeter due to the individuals who have been there earlier than him,” Steinbrenner instructed reporters at a information convention at Cincinnati’s Nice American Ball Park.
That day, Jeter turned the Yankees’ first captain since 1995, when Don Mattingly retired. Different Yankees captain embrace Babe Ruth (1922), Lou Gehrig (1923-39) and Thurman Munson (1976–79).
“It goes with out saying how nice an honor that is,” Jeter mentioned on the time. “Simply take a look at the blokes who preceded me. They’re nice baseball gamers and nice folks.’’
By the point he turned captain, the shortstop, then 28 years outdated, had already performed on 4 World Collection champions, earned a World Collection MVP, been named All-Star Sport MVP and received the AL Rookie of the Yr Award.
After beginning the season 21-6, the Yankees had been mired in a 12-17 rut when Jeter was handed the “C.”
“I felt a necessity for management at this level,” Steinbrenner mentioned on the time.
When requested if he felt the choice to call him captain at that specific time was designed to present his struggling group a spark, Jeter mentioned: “It doesn’t matter, an honor is an honor no matter the place you get it. It doesn’t make a distinction.”
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The Yankees completed the 2003 season with a 101-61 document, six video games forward of the Pink Sox within the AL East. Joe Torre’s membership defeated the Pink Sox in seven video games within the ALCS behind Aaron Boone’s walk-off dwelling run within the eleventh inning of Sport 7. They fell to the Marlins in a six-game World Collection.
However Jeter led the Yankees as captain to a World Collection title in 2009. He completed many issues in his profession, however he’ll at all times be remembered as “The Captain.”