Jeter’s First Home Run: 4/2/96

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…

The coolest thing about this home run, in my opinion, is Phil Rizzuto‘s “Holy Cow” call.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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