Derek Jeter will probably be inducted into the Corridor of Fame on Sept. 8. The Put up is counting down his 10 finest moments main into The Captain’s large day in Cooperstown.
No. 6 Jeter’s 2000 Sport 4 World Collection leadoff homer
Whether or not Mets followers or Yankees followers, the entire metropolis of New York will bear in mind this second.
The 2000 World Collection was the primary Subway Collection because the Dodgers and the Yankees confronted off in 1956. It was the Dodgers’ next-to-last season in Brooklyn earlier than they relocated to Los Angeles.
In 2000, the Yankees led the sequence 2-1 heading into an important fourth recreation at Shea Stadium, and Jeter knew the Yankees wanted to deflate the ecstatic Mets crowd.
“We’re taking part in at Shea Stadium, there are some Yankee followers right here, however you wish to take the group out of the sport,” Jeter stated. “While you’re taking part in in a lot of these video games, runs might be onerous to come back by.”
Jeter, main off Sport 4, didn’t hesitate when he noticed the primary pitch. He despatched the fastball from Mets starter Bobby Jones flying into the left-field stands for a 1-0 lead.
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“Once we noticed him hit a house run on the primary pitch of the sport, we knew the whole lot was going to be all proper. We knew,” second baseman Luis Sojo stated.
It was the sixteenth leadoff house run in World Collection historical past. With that hit, Jeter additionally prolonged his World Collection hitting streak to 13 video games. Supervisor Joe Torre’s choice to have the aggressive Jeter lead off as a substitute of hitting him in his regular No. 2 spot paid fast dividends.
“He isn’t a [classic] leadoff hitter. He sees the ball, he’s going to swing on the ball and make issues occur. I do know he’s solely been round 5 years, however he has quite a lot of qualities of taking cost and main by instance.” Torre stated.
The Yankees went on to beat their crosstown rivals in 5 video games to finish their three-peat as World Collection champions. That title was additionally their fourth in 5 years.