Jeter’s First Home Run: 4/2/96 Posted on April 2, 2014 by Stacey Gotsulias Since today is the 18th anniversary of Derek Jeter‘s first big league home run, I figured I’d post it. If you don’t remember, here’s the set up. It was Opening Day in Cleveland, April 2, 1996, Jeter steps in to bat in the fifth inning against then future Hall of Famer Dennis Martinez and… Your browser does not support iframes. The coolest thing about this home run, in my opinion, is Phil Rizzuto‘s “Holy Cow” call. Stacey GotsuliasStacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.