Off Day Open Thread: Happy Birthday, Derek Jeter!

As you all know it’s Derek Jeter‘s 40th birthday and I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane today and to revisit some of the key moments in his illustrious, Hall of Fame career.

His firsts

Hit:

RBI:

Yankee Stadium hit:

Home run:

First walk-off hit, which makes me miss when they used to play ‘Shout’ at the Stadium:

First of many playoff hits:

First (and so far only) grand slam:

Passing people

Jeter passes Lou Gehrig on the Yankees’ All-Time hit list:

He passes Mickey Mantle on the all-time All Star hit list:

He passes Willie Mays on the MLB All-Time hit list:

He passes Paul Molitor on the MLB All-Time hit list:

Mr. 3000

3,000th hit and celebration:

Some defensive gems

The infamous jump throw:

The Flip Play:

Falling into the crowd during Game 5 of the 2001 DS. (I was at this game and thought he died):

Flying into the stands against the Red Sox:

Runs over Cano to make a catch:

Some key playoff moments

One of the most controversial home runs of the past 20 years:

First pitch home run in Game 4 of the 2000 World Series:

He hits a home run to tie Game 5 of the 2000 World Series:

He becomes Mr. November:

If you have any memories of Jeter that you want to share, please do so in the comments. You can also talk about anything else pertaining to the Yankees, the World Cup, the humidity in the Northeast or whatever your heart desires, as long as you are nice to your fellow IIATMS readers.

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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