Full name is Derek Sanderson Jeter… was signed by Dick Groch… graduated in 1992 from Kalamazoo Central High School (Mich.), where he hit .508 (30-for-59) with 4HR, 23RBI, 21BB and 1K in 23 games as a senior… was 12-for-12 in stolen base attempts, had an .831 slugging percentage and a .637 on-base percentage… hit .557 with 7HR as a junior… was named 1992 High School "Player of the Year" by the American Baseball Coaches Association… was elected into the Kalamazoo High School Hall of Fame in December 2007… had his high school's baseball field dedicated to him on 12/17/11... Since 1996, his Turn 2 Foundation has enjoyed 18 years of supporting various programs and activities designed to motivate youth to "Turn 2" a healthy lifestyle, academic achievement and leadership development and "turn away" from drugs and alcohol… the foundation has awarded more than $19 million to support signature programs in Tampa, where Derek resides; New York, where he works; and West Michigan, where he grew up... Along with his "Jeter's Leaders," hosts a bi-annual leadership conference that brings together high school student leaders from across the United States… holds his annual Holiday Express to reward program participants for positive behavior… hosts annual baseball clinics in Kalamazoo, New York City and Tampa… hosts two annual fundraisers-a dinner in New York City during the summer and a Celebrity Golf Classic in Tampa, Fla. in January... Received the Joan Payson Award for community service in 1997, presented annually by the New York chapter of the BBWAA… won the New York Press Photographers' annual "Good Guy" Award in 1998… also received the Babe Ruth Award from the BBWAA New York Chapter in 2000, awarded annually to the Postseason MVP… was one of three finalists for the 2008 "Marvin Miller Man of the Year" Award given annually by the MLB Players' Association to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community inspire others to higher levels of achievement… won the Joe DiMaggio "Toast of the Town" Award from the BBWAA New York Chapter for the third time in 2009 (also 1999 and '00)… along with teammates Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera, was honored with the "Willie, Mickey and the Duke" Award from the New York BBWAA in 2009... Selected as the 2009 "Roberto Clemente Award" winner, given annually to the Major League Baseball player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field… was honored with the Sporting News "Good Guy in Sports" Award in 2002 and also received an ESPY for the Best Play Award that same year for his "flip play" in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS at Oakland... Created "Jeter Publishing" with Simon & Schuster, a book publishing imprint that will encompass adult non-fiction titles, middle grade fiction, children's picture books and ready-to-read children's books… will also publish books featuring interesting personalities and themes in sports, pop-culture and other arts... Received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Siena College in 2012, in recognition of his leadership, accomplishments on the baseball field and dedication to improving the lives of young people through his Turn 2 Foundation... Named the recipient of the 2011 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, presented annually by the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies Lou Gehrig's spirit and character... Selected by USA Today as their 2010 "Most Caring Athlete," gracing the publication's cover on the 6/27/10 weekend edition... Each season from 2010-12, topped the list as having the most popular licensed jersey in Major League Baseball based on sales of official Majestic jerseys for each calendar year... Donated $500,000 to launch the "Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House" in Tampa, an outpatient counseling center for troubled teens combining individual and family substance abuse treatment… attended ribbon-cutting on 10/2/09... Named the No. 1 sports celebrity in WFAN's (660AM) Top 20 New York Athletes of the Last 20 Years in December 2007… selected as a member of Time Out New York's "Top 40 under 40" in 2008... Hosted Saturday Night Live on 12/1/01.
Hit .190 (12-for-63) with 8R, 1 double, 1HR and 7RBI in 17 games (13 starts at SS, four at DH) with the Yankees... Missed 145 team games over four disabled list stints after combining to miss just 82 team games over five prior D.L. trips in his career... Began the season on the 15-day disabled list on 3/31 (retroactive to 3/22) while recovering from left ankle surgery… was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 4/27… was diagnosed on 4/18 with a small new fracture in his left ankle… was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-day D.L. on 7/11 (missed 91 team games)... Missed just his second Opening Day since becoming the Yankees' everyday shortstop in 1996 (also began the 2001 season on the 15-day D.L. with a strained right quadriceps)... Made his season debut in 7/11 win vs. Kansas City, starting at DH and going 1-for-4 with 1R and 1RBI before being removed for PH (Gardner) in the eighth… recorded his first hit of the season with an infield single on the first pitch he saw in the game and came around to score the Yankees' first run… also had an RBI groundout in the sixth… was his only game played before being placed on the D.L. for a second time from 7/19 (retroactive to 7/12)-7/27 with a right quad strain (missed 12 team games)... Reached base safely in his first two games of 2013 (7/11 and 7/28) and in 36 consecutive regular season games from 8/27/12-7/28/13… had the streak snapped in 7/30 loss at Los Angeles-NL (0-for-4)… was his longest such stretch since a 41-game stretch from 8/6-9/17/00 and the third-longest of his career (57 straight from 9/24/98-6/5/99)... Hit solo HR in the first-on the first pitch-and was 2-for-4 with 2R and 1IBB in 7/28 win vs. Tampa Bay, starting at SS… was his first game back from his second D.L. stint... Made his third trip to the D.L. from 8/5 (retroactive to 8/3)-8/26 with a right calf strain, missing 22 team games… started at SS in three rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 3-for-9 with 2R, 1 double, 1RBI and 1BB... Collected his 1,258th career RBI with a fourth-inning SF in 9/1 loss vs. Baltimore, surpassing Bernie Williams (1,257) for sole possession of sixth place on the Yankees' all-time RBI list… tied Williams in 8/27 win at Toronto... Recorded his 3,314th career hit with a third-inning single in 9/3 win vs. Chicago-AL, surpassing Eddie Collins (3,313) for sole possession of ninth place on Baseball's all-time hits list... Was removed from 9/7 loss vs. Boston in the sixth inning… underwent a precautionary CT scan on his left ankle following the game (results were negative)... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list for a fourth time on 9/11 with a sore left ankle… was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 9/14… missed the Yankees' final 17 games of the season.
Hit .316 (216-for-683) with 99 R, 32 doubles, 15 HRs and 58 RBIs in 159 games (133 starts at SS and 25 at DH) with the Yankees...marked his second-most hits in a single season (219 H in 1999)...earned his fifth career Silver Slugger Award...finished seventh in AL MVP voting, receiving votes for third place (two), fourth (one), fifth (five), sixth (one), seventh (three), eighth (two), ninth (one) and 10th (one)...Led the Majors with 216 hits...also led the Majors in hits in 1999 (219 H), becoming the first player in franchise history to finish a season as the outright Major League leader in hits multiple times...is just the fourth player to record a 200-hit season 14 or more years after his first one, joining Ty Cobb, Pete Rose and Paul Molitor...only one other player as old as Jeter (age 38) finished a season as the Major League leader in hits (Pete Rose - 140H for the Reds in the strike-shortened 1981 season at age 40)-credit: Elias...his 200th hit came in his 145th game of the season, matching his fewest games needed to reach 200 H (also 145 games in 1999 and 2009)...Became the fifth player to record a 200-hit season at age 38 or older, joining Paul Molitor (age 40 in 1996), Sam Rice (twice, age 40 in 1930 and age 38 in 1928), Jake Daubert (age 38 in 1922) and Pete Rose (age 38 in 1979)-credit: Elias...only Molitor (225 H) had more hits...Also ranked among AL leaders in at-bats (first), average (fifth) and runs (ninth)...tied Miguel Cabrera for the most multi-hit games (64) in the Majors...also led the AL in road average (.347) and avg. vs. LHP (.364)...According to Elias, his 216 H were the most in a season by a player who entered the year with 3,000 or more career hits, surpassing Ty Cobb's previous mark of 211 H in 1922 and '24...Since returning from the DL on 7/4/11 through the end of the 2012 season, hit .321 (310-for-967) with 144 R, 47 doubles, 19 HRs and 99 RBIs in 228 regular season games...led the Majors in hits over the stretch...batted .372 (110-for-296) off left-handed pitching over the span...Led the Majors in hits in both April (37) and August (43)...according to Elias, prior to 2012 had held the outright Major League lead in hits during a calendar month twice in his career - 44 H in May 1998 and 50 H in August 1998...Recorded at least 30 H in April for the eighth time in his career, tying Tony Gwynn's record (credit: Elias)...Hit .378 (54-for-143) with 7 BB when leading off the first inning...hit five leadoff HRs in 2012 (8/21 at Chicago-AL, 6/20 vs. Atlanta, 6/3 at Detroit, 4/16 vs. Minnesota and 4/10 at Baltimore), tying his most in a single season (also 2005)...homered on the game's first pitch twice (6/2 at Detroit off Justin Verlander and 8/21 at Chicago-AL off Francisco Liriano)...Hit 15 HRs, nearly matching his total from his previous two seasons combined (10 HR in 2010, 6 HR in 2011)...At age 38, became the oldest player ever to hit at least 10 HRs in a season from the shortstop position, surpassing Pee Wee Reese who did so in 1955 at age 37 (credit: Elias)...surpassed Honus Wagner (181 H at age 38 in 1912) for most hits by a shortstop in his age-38 season or older...Made just 10 E in 506 TC (.980 .elding pct.), tied for third-fewest among all Major League shortstops...Was elected to his 13th career All-Star Game, going 1-for-2 in the 8-0 NL win on 7/10 at Kauffman Stadium...his first-inning single was his 11th career All-Star hit, surpassing Mickey Mantle (10) for most in franchise history...with Cano elected as the AL's starting 2B, the duo became just the second 2B/SS pair to earn three straight fan-elected All-Star starts together, joining Cincinnati's Joe Morgan and Dave Concepcion from 1975-77...Made his 16th Opening Day start at SS for the Yankees on 4/6 at Tampa Bay, the most Opening Day starts by a Yankee at any single position in franchise history, surpassing Bill Dickey's 15 Opening Day starts at C...according to Elias, became the only active player to make 16 Opening Day starts, all for the same team, at any single position...is the first SS to do so since Barry Larkin started 17 Opening Day games for the Reds from 1987-2004...was also his eighth Opening Day start at SS with Alex Rodriguez at 3B, extending their record for most starts by a SS/3B combo in franchise history...became the first SS/3B combo to start together for the same team on eight different Opening Days since the Dodgers' Ron Cey and Bill Russell (last in 1982)...Elias also notes they became the second pair of teammates in the last 56 years (since 1957) to start a season opener at SS and 3B both age 36 or older...the only other teammates to do so over the span were Larry Bowa and Ron Cey for the 1984 Cubs...Collected a Major League-leading 37 H in April, his most ever in the month...marked the most hits by a Yankee through the end of April since 2003 (Alfonso Soriano, 46 H)...became the first player in franchise history to record as many as 30 hits through the team's first 16 games of the season...Totaled exactly 40 H in his first 100 AB, becoming the first Yankee to collect as many hits in his first 100 AB of a season since Paul O'Neill in 1994 (46 H in 100 AB)-credit: Elias)...Had 44 hits in the Yankees' first 25 games...according to Elias, was only the fifth AL player in the last 70 seasons to record at least 44 hits in his team's first 25 games of a season...the others were Tony Oliva (1964 Twins, 47 H), Rod Carew (1983 Angels, 48 H), Darin Erstad (2000 Angels, 46 H) and Alfonso Soriano (2003 Yankees, 45 H)...Became the first Yankee ever to reach 50 H within the team's first 30 G of a season (through 5/9)...according to Elias, became the oldest Major Leaguer since 1900 to record 50 H through his team's first 30 games of a season...Hit safely in 15 straight games from 4/9-25...batted .456 (31-for-68) with 14 R, 6 doubles, 4 HRs and 13 RBIs over the span...was his longest hitting streak since a 16-game streak from 5/17-6/2/09...Hit his 25th career leadoff HR (and first since 6/12/10 vs. Houston) in 4/10 win at Baltimore, surpassing Rickey Henderson (24) for most in franchise history...Homered in consecutive games (4/15 vs. Los Angeles-AL and 4/16 vs. Minnesota) for the first time since 5/22-23/09 vs. Philadelphia...homered in three of four games from 4/15-18, marking the first time he hit three total HR over a four-game stretch since 6/18-21/05 (also 3 HR) and the first time he homered in three different games over a four-game stretch since 5/9-12/02 (also 3 HR)...Hit three-run HR in 4/15 win vs. Los Angeles-AL, his first of the season at Yankee Stadium...did not hit his first home run at Yankee Stadium in 2011 until 7/9 vs. Tampa Bay (career hit No. 3,000)...Hit first-inning leadoff HR -- his second homer in as many days and first of back-to-back leadoff HRs with Granderson -- in 4/16 loss vs. Minnesota...his back-to-back HRs with Granderson to lead off the game were the first by a pair of Yankees since Jeter and Robinson Cano on 9/23/05 vs. Toronto...Walked for the 1,000th time in his career in the third inning of 4/28 loss vs. Detroit...collected his 500th career double in the third inning of 5/3 loss at Kansas City...Recorded his 10,000th career at-bat in the sixth inning of 5/11 win vs. Seattle (groundout to third)...Was hitless in four straight games (6/5-8) for the first time since 5/9-12/10 (also four games)...snapped an 0-for-17 stretch with his first-inning single in 6/9 win vs. the Mets...was his longest hitless stretch since going 0-for-18 from 5/18-25-08 (credit: Elias)...Went 0-for-4 in 6/8 win vs. the Mets...snapped his 25-game home hitting streak vs. the Mets (since 6/28/03) and his streak of reaching base safely in 34 overall games vs. the Mets (since 5/21/05)-credit: Elias...Reached his 38th birthday (6/26) with 3,181 career hits, 11 more hits than all-time hits leader Pete Rose (3,170) at the time of his 38th birthday (credit: Elias)...the only players to accumulate more hits prior to turning 38 years old were Hank Aaron (3,272) and Ty Cobb (3,666)...Played in his 2,500th career game in 6/29 loss vs. Chicago-AL...appeared in his 1,500th career win on 6/30 vs. Chicago-AL...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the only player in Major League history to reach the 1,500-win milestone with fewer than 1,000 losses (1,500-999-2), 136 fewer losses than the next closest player at the time of his 1,500th victory (Eddie Collins-1,135)...became the 18th player who debuted since 1900 to play in at least 1,500 winning games...Finished August with 43 H, tied for his fourth-highest hit total in a calendar month (50 H in August 1998; 46 H in August 2009; 44 H in May 1998; and 43 H in August 2012, August 2001, September 2000 and June 2000)...batted .350 (43-for-123) with 25 R, 8 doubles, 6 HRs and 16 RBIs...his 6 HRs in August matched his third-highest total for any month in his career (9 HRs in June 2004; 8 HRs in August 2001; and 6 HRs in July 1999, September 2004 and August 2009)...Hit safely in 13 straight games from 8/5-17, batting .367 (22-for-60) with 12 R, 3 doubles, 2 HRs and 8 RBIs over the stretch...Homered in four consecutive road games (8/12 at Toronto and 8/20-22 at Chicago-AL), marking the first time he homered in at least three straight road games in his career...became the first Yankee to homer in four straight road contests since Tino Martinez accomplished the feat in five straight road games from 8/23-9/4/99...Homered in a career-high three straight games from 8/20-22...Hit his 251st career home run in 8/20 loss at Chicago-AL, surpassing Graig Nettles (250) for sole possession of ninth place on the Yankees' all-time list...Committed an error in the first inning of 8/29 loss vs. Toronto...was his first miscue since 7/8, snapping a 38-game errorless stretch -- all since the All-Star break...according to Elias, was his longest errorless stretch since a career-high 52-game streak in 2010...Hit safely in a season-high 19 straight games from 9/4-25, batting .365 (31-for-85) during the stretch...was tied for the third-longest hitting streak of his career (25 G from 8/20-9/16/06; 20 G from 4/8-5/3/07 and 19 G from 5/5-25/07)...was the longest hitting streak by a Yankee in September over the last 25 years (since 1987)...compiled two 15-game hitting streaks in the same season for the second time in his career (three such streaks in 2007)...Left 9/12 win at Boston prior to the bottom of the eighth inning with a left ankle bone bruise...Reached base safely (via hit, walk or HP) in his final 34 games of the season from 8/27-10/3, the longest such streak by a Yankee since Mark Teixeira reached base safely in 42 games in a row from 6/6-7/26/10...was the fourth-longest streak of his career and longest since a stretch of reaching base safely in 35 consecutive games from 9/18/06-5/3/07...Batted .364 (8-for-22) in the Yankees' five-game ALDS vs. Baltimore, leading the team in hits...collected his 200th career postseason hit with his second-inning single in ALCS Game 1 vs. Detroit...recorded multi-hit games in each of the first four games of the ALDS, matching a Yankees franchise mark for most consecutive multi-hit postseason games (also Moose Skowron, 1960 WS; Lou Gehrig, 1932 WS; and Babe Ruth, 1928 WS)...Was removed from the Yankees' ALCS roster following Game 1 loss vs. Detroit after fracturing his left ankle while trying to field a ball hit by the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta in the 12th inning of ALCS Game 1 win vs. Detroit...underwent surgery on 10/20 to repair the fracture...the procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.
Hit .297 (162-for-546) with 84R, 24 doubles, 4 triples, 6HR and 61RBI in 131 games (121 starts at SS and 10 at DH) with the Yankees...missed nearly three weeks on the D.L. from 6/14-7/3 with a Grade 1 right calf strain...Prior to his disabled list stint, began the year batting .260 (68-for-262) with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR and 20RBI in his first 62 games before being sidelined...after returning from the D.L., hit .331 (94-for-284) with 45R, 15 doubles, 4HR and 41RBI in 69 games...hit .390 (32-for-82) off left-handed pitching following his D.L. stint, including a .500 (16-for-32) mark with 4 doubles, 4HR and 13RBI vs. LHP at Yankee Stadium...Had five games with at least 4H (4/24 at Baltimore-4H, 5/8 at Texas-4H, 7/9 vs. Tampa Bay-5H, 8/3 at Chicago- AL-5H and 8/17 at Kansas City-4H), matching his total from 2009 and '10 combined and tying his most such games in a season in his career (1998 and 2000)...Made his 15th career Opening Day start at SS for the Yankees, the most Opening Day starts by a Yankees shortstop in franchise history...according to Elias, is the only active player to make 15 Opening Day starts, all for the same team, at any single position...is the first SS to do so since Barry Larkin started 17 Opening Day games for the Reds (1987-2004)-credit: Elias...became the oldest shortstop (36 years, 278 days) to start for the Yankees in a season opener since Phil Rizzuto in 1955 (37 years, 200 days)-credit: Elias...Was his seventh Opening Day start at SS with Alex Rodriguez at 3B, surpassing Bucky Dent and Graig Nettles (six) and Frank Crosetti and Red Rolfe (six) for most such starts in franchise history...became the first SS/3B combo to start together seven times for the same team since Ozzie Guillen and Robin Ventura for Chicago-AL from 1990-96 and Barry Larkin and Chris Sabo for Cincinnati from 1988-93 and '96 (credit: Elias)...Appeared in his 2,303rd career game at shortstop in 5/7 loss at Texas, surpassing the Orioles' Cal Ripken (2,302) for most games at shortstop for one club...Recorded his 10th career multi-homer game (two solo HRs) and was 4-for-6 with 3RBI and 1SB in 5/8 win at Texas...snapped a streak of 259AB without a homer- the second-longest homerless streak of his career behind a 311AB stretch from 5/10-8/6/97-with his first HR...according to Elias, became the first player to homer in consecutive at-bats immediately following a HR drought of at least 250AB since San Diego's Chris Gomez in 1998 (374AB)...snapped a 119AB homerless stretch to begin the season, the second-longest such streak of his career (128AB in 2008)...also stole his first base of the season in the first inning (in his 30th game)...marked his second-longest stretch into a season before stealing a base (38th game in 2008)...was the second time in his career he recorded 4H and 2HR in the same game (also 6/1/04 vs. Baltimore, 4-for-5, 1 double, 2HR and 3RBI)...Snapped a career-high 0-for-21 stretch with the bases loaded with his seventh-inning two-run single in 5/22 win vs. the Mets-credit: Elias...His third-inning stolen base on 5/28 at Seattle was the 327th of his career, surpassing Rickey Henderson (326) for most in franchise history...Struck out in the third inning of 6/8 loss vs. Boston, snapping a career-high stretch of 58 consecutive plate appearances ithout a strikeout (previous long was 49PA in April 2001)...marked the longest such streak by a Yankee since Hideki Matsui's stretch of 58 straight PA without a strikeout in 2008 (credit: Elias)...Was 1-for-3 in 6/13 loss vs. Cleveland before being removed after the fifth inning with a sore right calf...was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day with a Grade 1 right calf strain (missed 18 team games)...was his fifth career stint on the D.L. and first since 4/1-5/13/03 (dislocated left shoulder)...in two rehab games with Double-A Trenton (7/2-3), was 2-for-4 with 1R and 2BB at SS...Earned his 12th trip to the All-Star Game, including his seventh fan-selected start (sixth consecutive), but was unable to participate...Doubled in four straight games from 7/5-9, tying his career-long stretch (fifth time, first since 6/24-27/08)...Hit solo HR off David Price-the 3,000th hit of his career-in the third inning and was 5-for-5 with 2R, 1 double, 2RBI and 1SB in 7/9 win vs. Tampa Bay...became the 28th player all time-and the first Yankee-to reach the 3,000-hit milestone...At 37 years, 13 days old, became the fourth-youngest player to reach the mark, behind only Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron and Robin Yount...Became the 11th member of the 3,000-hit club to record all of his hits with one team...Became the fourth player whose primary position is/was SS to record 3,000H-also Honus Wagner, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Robin Yount...Became the first player to record his 3,000th career hit with the Yankees and also the first to reach the milestone at Yankee Stadium- original or current...is one of five players with at least 3,000 hits to ever play for the Yankees (also Wade Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Paul Waner and Dave Winfield)...Joined Craig Biggio as the only players to record at least 5H in the game in which they recorded their 3,000th hit...Joined Wade Boggs (8/7/99) as the only players to hit a home run for their 3,000th career hit...WTTied his career high in hits (third time, also 5/23/01 vs. Boston and 6/21/05 vs. Tampa Bay) and recorded the first five-hit game by any player at the current Yankee Stadium...snapped a career-high 286AB homerless stretch at Yankee Stadium since his last home run - an inside-the-park HR - on 7/22/10 vs. Kansas City...was his first home run to leave the Stadium since hitting 2HR on 6/12/10 vs. Houston, snapping a 358AB stretch without one...the home run came off David Price, who also gave up Jeter's 1,269th career hit (solo HR), tying Lou Gehrig for most hits all-time at the ballpark at the original Yankee Stadium on 9/14/08...Was named the AL "Player of the Week" for the period ending 7/10 in recognition of his accomplishments...From 7/22 through the end of the season, batted .342 (78-for-228) with 39R, 10 doubles, 3HR and 36RBI in 56 games...Tripled and homered in the same game for the fifth time in his career and first since 4/30/10 vs. Chicago-AL in 7/25 win vs. Seattle...according to Elias, became the fourth player in franchise history with both types of hits in the same game at age 37 or older: also Babe Ruth (two times in 1932), pitcher Red Ruffing (1941) and Tim Raines (1998)...Reached base safely (via hit, walk or HBP) in 25 straight games from 7/31-8/26, marking the longest active such streak in the AL at the time...Finished August with 41H, tying him with Miguel Cabrera for the most hits in the Majors for the month...set a franchise record for most hits in a calendar month at age 37 or older, breaking the mark set by 37-year-old Babe Ruth (38H in July 1932) and matched by Wade Boggs in August 1995 (also at age 37)...Went 5-for-6 with 4R in 8/3 win at Chicago-AL, matching his career high in hits (fourth time, second in 2011 - also 7/9 vs. Tampa Bay when he collected his 3,000th hit)...marked his second career game with as many hits and runs (also 6/21/05 vs. Tampa Bay)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the second player since 1900 to record two 5H games in the same season at age 37 or older - also Dave Winfield at age 39 in 1991...along with Bobby Richardson and Hank Bauer, became the third right-handed hitting Yankee to have four career five-hit games in the last 90 seasons (since 1922)...Batted .358 (58-for-162) with 26R, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 2HR and 20RBI over his last 39G from 8/11 through the end of the season-including 18 multi-hit contests-to raise his average from .271 to .297...Recorded six straight multi-hit games from 8/13-19, his longest such streak since six in-a-row from 5/27-6/1/10 and one game shy of his career high stretch (accomplished twice, 6/7-14/99 and 5/26-6/2/09)...Appeared in his 2,402nd career game in 8/28 Game 1 loss at Baltimore, surpassing Mickey Mantle for most games in franchise history...Had a season-high 13-game hitting streak from 8/31-9/14, batting .309 (17-for-55) with 7R and 9RBI...tied a career high with 5RBI (fourth time) in 9/4 win vs. Toronto, going 2-for-5 with a three-run HR that snapped a 136AB homerless stretch...In 9/22 loss vs. Tampa Bay, made 2E in a game for the 14th time in his career and first since 6/2/07 at Fenway Park...Hit three-run HR in the second and was 1-for-4 in 9/24 win vs. Boston...was his 2,423rd career game, surpassing Luke Appling (2,422 games with Chicago-AL) for 14th-most games all-time among players who spent their entire career with one team...Hit safely in four of five ALDS games vs. Detroit, batting .250 (6-for-24) with 6R, 1 double, 2RBI and 1SB...led the team in runs scored, tying his postseason single-game career high with 3R in ALDS Game 1 vs. Detroit (fifth time, first since 2009 ALDS Game 1 vs. Minnesota).
Hit .270 (179-for-663) with 111R, 30 doubles, 3 triples, 10HR and 67RBI in 157 games (150 starts at SS, five at DH) with the Yankees....his 111R were his most since 2006 (118)....six of his 10HR tied the game or gave the Yankees the lead. ... Ranked second among Major League leadoff hitters with104R and 60RBI when batting first in the lineup....rankedfifth with 167H as the leadoff batter. ... With 2B Robinson Cano (103R), and 1B Mark Teixeira(113R), became the fourth trio of infield teammates toeach score at least 100R in consecutive seasons - also1999-2000 Cleveland Indians (R. Alomar, J. Thome, ofVizquel), 1936-38 Yankees (F. Crosetti, L. Gehrig, R. Rolfe)and 1929-30 Philadelphia A's (M. Bishop, M. Cochrane, J.Foxx). ... Earned his fifth career Gold Glove Award....became thesixth shortstop since 1958 (when Gold Glove Awardswere first awarded in each league) to win the honor atleast five times, and joined Don Mattingly (nine-timewinner), Dave Winfield (five), Ron Guidry (five) and BobbyRichardson (five) as the only Yankees to win the awardat least five times....recorded a career-best .989 fieldingpercentage at SS and made just six errors, the lowest full-seasontotal of his career and the fewest among all MajorLeague shortstops in 2010 (min. 110G at SS)....compileda career-long 52-game errorless stretch from 6/12-8/15. ... Led the Majors in fielding percentage at SS....withteammate Robinson Cano leading the American Leaguewith a .996 fielding percentage at second base, becamethe first teammates to finish a season as the fieldingleaders at shortstop and second base (in either league)since Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar for the 2001Cleveland Indians and the first Yankees to accomplishthe feat since Phil Rizzuto and Jerry Coleman in 1949(credit: Elias). ... Made his 14th Opening Day start at SS for the Yankees on4/4 at Boston, the most Opening Day starts by a Yankeeat shortstop in franchise history....became the oldestshortstop (35 years, 282 days) to start for the Yankees ina season opener since Phil Rizzuto in 1955 (37 years, 200days)-credit: Elias. ... According to Elias, is the only active player to make 14Opening Day starts, all for the same team, at any singleposition....is the first shortstop to do so since BarryLarkin started 17 Opening Day games for the Reds (1987-2004)....was his sixth Opening Day start at SS withAlex Rodriguez at 3B, matching Bucky Dent/Graig Nettles (six) and Frank Crosetti/Red Rolfe (six) for most suchstarts in franchise history.Batted .330 (31-for-94) with 18RBI in April....marked his most RBI in a calendar month since May 2007(20RBI)....recorded at least 30H in April for the seventh time in his career, one shy of Tony Gwynn's Major Leaguerecord (credit: Elias)....hit 4HR in April for the second straight year after going homerless in April 2008. ... Hit safely in each of his first 11 games (4/4-17), the longest hitting streak to start a season of his career....accordingto Elias, with Robinson Cano, became the first 2B-SS duo in the Modern Era (since 1900) to each hit safely innine-or-more of their club's first games of the season....became the first Yankees tandem at any position toeach hit safely in each of the team's first 10 games of a season. ... Hit solo-HR and was 2-for-5 with 2RBI in 4/13 home opening win vs. Los Angeles-AL....has hit safely in ninestraight home openers (since 2002), marking the second-longest streak in franchise history, trailing Lou Gehrig(12 straight from 1926-37)-credit: Elias. ... Appeared in his 2,165th game on 5/7 at Boston, surpassing Lou Gehrig (2,164) for sole possession of secondplace on the Yankees' all-time list.Hit game-winning solo-HR in the sixth inning to lead of the resumption 5/25 suspended-game win atMinnesota....was his first career RBI in a 1-0 Yankees win....became the first Yankee to homer in a 1-0 Yankeesvictory since Melky Cabrera on 4/28/07 at Cleveland. ... Recorded six straight multi-hit games from 5/27-6/1,one shy of his career high....overlapping the six-gamemulti-hit contest stretch, Robinson Cano collectedeight straight multi-hit games (5/26-6/2)....accordingto Elias, became the second pair of Yankees teammatesto collect at least two hits apiece in each of six straightgames, joining Lou Gehrig and Jack Saltzgaver from7/3-7/34. ... Hit leadoff HR and three-run HR and was 2-for-4 with3R, 1BB and 1SB in 6/12 win vs. Houston....was his ninthcareer multi-homer game and first since 8/27/06 at LosAngeles-AL....was his first multi-homer game at homesince 6/18/05 vs. the Cubs....hit his 24th career leadoffHR, tying Rickey Henderson for most such homers infranchise history. ... Did not drive in a run in a career-high 19 consecutivegames from 6/13-7/5 (previous high was 13G from7/16-30/04)-credit: Elias. ... Collected 2,834 career hits prior to his 36th birthdayon 6/26....since 1961, the only players to accumulatemore hits prior to turning 36 years old were Hank Aaron(2,956) and Robin Yount (2,868)-credit: Elias SportsBureau. ... Hit inside-the-park HR and was 2-for-5 with 2R in 7/22win vs. Kansas City....was his second career insidethe-park home run (also 8/2/96 at Kansas City of JeffMontgomery, with Joe Girardi scoring on the play)....at36 years, 26 days old, became the oldest Yankee to hitan inside-the-park home run since Earle Combs on6/28/35 (36 years, 45 days)-credit: Elias....accordingto SABR's David Vincent, only three other players hada longer stretch between inside-the-park homers:Luke Appling (16-plus years, 5/26/33-5/13/49); NickAltrock (14-plus years, 5/26/1904-9/2/1918) and TonyFernandez (14-plus years, 8/10/84-9/22/98). ... Surpassed Babe Ruth (2,873) for sole possession of 39thplace on Baseball's all-time hits list with a second-inning single in 8/8 win vs. Boston. ... Collected his 2,877th career hit with a first-inning single in 8/11 win at Texas, surpassing Mel Ott for 38th placeon Baseball's all-time list....also surpassed Ott-who played his entire career with the New York Giants-forthe most hits by a player while playing for a New York team (credit: Elias). ... Over his final 20 games of the season (9/10-10/3), batted .326 (28-for-86) with 15R and a .416OBP, hitting safelyin 19 of those contests. ... Scored his 1,678th career run in the sixth inning of 9/22 loss vs. Tampa Bay, surpassing Mickey Mantle (1,677)for sole possession of third place on the Yankees' all-time list....tied Mantle in 9/20 win vs. Tampa Bay. ... Played in his 1,377th regular season victory on 9/26 vs. Boston, surpassing Mickey Mantle (1,376) for the mostin franchise history. ... Hit .250 (10-for-40) with 3 doubles, 1 triple and 2RBI in nine postseason games, hitting safely in seven of thecontests....had his 11-game postseason hitting streak snapped in ALCS Game 3 loss vs. Texas on 10/18/10.
Hit .334 (212-for-634) with 107R, 27 doubles, 1 triple, 18HR, 66RBI and 30SB in 153 games with the Yankees (147 starts at SS, five starts at DH)... was named the "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated, becoming the first Yankee to win the honor in its 56-year history... also earned his fourth Silver Slugger Award, fourth GoldGlove Award and second Hank Aaron Award (as the AL's top offensive player voted on by fans)... named to theSporting News AL All-Star team and finished third in AL MVP voting (193 points)... played in a total of 193 gamesin 2009, including spring training, World Baseball Classic, regular season, All-Star Game and postseason...Ranked second in the Majors in hits and fourth in batting average... ranked third in the AL in on-base percentage(.406) and tied with teammate Johnny Damon for fourth in the AL in runs scored... ranked third in the Majorswith 66 multi-hit games. and third in the AL in road average (.337)... his 107R were the most among regular...shortstop in the Majors... ranked third in the Majors with a .395 (70-for-177) average vs. left-handed pitchersin 2009... led the Majors with a .409 OBP as the No. 1 batter in the lineup, while his .336 average (205-for-611)ranked third among Major League leadoff men... recorded 21 three-hit games, the highest such total of his careerand third-most in the Majors behind Florida's HanleyRamirez (24) and Minnesota's Joe Mauer (23)... werethe most home runs by an AL shortstop...According to Elias, became the oldest player to posta 200-hit season for the Yankees and became theoldest regular shortstop to ever record 200H in aseason (previous was Honus Wagner-201H at age 34in 1908)... became the seventh player in Major Leaguehistory to collect 200 hits in a season both beforeage 25 and after turning 34, joining Nap Lajoie, TyCobb, Tris Speaker, Paul Waner, Pete Rose and TonyGwynn... marked the second-highest batting averageby a shortstop at age 35 or older in the last 100 yearsbehind Honus Wagner who hit .339 at age 35...Became the oldest player in the last 84 years and oneof three players in the modern era (since 1900) to bat.334 and steal 30 bases at age 35-or-older, joining Hallof-Famers Max Carey (1925), Eddie Collins (1923-24) andHonus Wagner (1909)...Surpassed Lou Gehrig (2,721) for most hits in franchisehistory with his third-inning single to right-fieldoff Orioles starter Chris Tillman in 9/11 loss vs.Baltimore... according to Elias, became the sixthdifferent player to hold the Yankees hit record at theconclusion of a season, joining Willie Keeler (1903-11),Hal Chase (1911-22), Wally Pipp (1922-29), Babe Ruth(1929-37) and Gehrig (1937-2009)... was voted as theMLB.com "Moment of the Year"...tied Gehrig with aseventh-inning single to right field off Rays starter JeffNiemann in 9/9 win vs. Tampa Bay, going 3-for-4 with1 double, 1BB and 1SB...Along with Robinson Cano (204H), became just the fifthpair of Yankees teammates (sixth time) to each collectat least 200 hits in the same season... also Lou Gehrigand Earle Combs (1927), Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio(1936, '37), Bernie Williams and Jeter (1999) and AlfonsoSoriano and Williams (2002)... also joined Cano as thefirst pair of teammates in Baseball history to reach200 hits in a season at the shortstop and second baseposition (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Led off the Yankees half of the first inning with a hit aMajor League-best 53 times... hit four leadoff homers(8/10 vs. Toronto, 8/23 at Boston, 8/28 vs. Chicago-ALand 9/30 vs. Kansas City)...Stole 30 bases in 35 attempts (85.7%), more SB than histotals from '07 and '08 combined (26)... marked his thirdseason with at least 200H and 30SB, the most such seasons for any shortstop...Committed just eight errors in 2009, marking his fewest miscues in any full season of play... his .986 fieldingpercentage matched his highest career mark set in 1998 and was the highest among all AL shortstops...Was the AL's top overall All-Star vote-getter for the first time in his career, garnering 4,851,889 fan votes to earnhis 10th career All-Star selection and sixth as the AL's starting shortstop... went 0-for-2 with 2R and 1HBP in the4-3 American League win in St. Louis on 7/14, playing five innings as the AL's starting SS...Recorded the first unofficial hit by a Yankee at Yankee Stadium with a first-inning double on 4/3 vs. the Cubs inan exhibition game... played for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, batting .276 (8-for-29) with 2 doublesin eight games (four starts at SS, three at DH)...Made his 13th Opening Day start at SS for the Yankees, going 3-for-5 in 4/6 Opening Day loss at Baltimore... werehis most hits on Opening Day since 1999 (3-for-3)... are the most Opening Day starts by a Yankees shortstopin franchise history...Hit two-run HR-his first of the season-and was 2-for-4 with 1BB and 1SB in 4/8 loss at Baltimore... did nothit his first homer in 2008 until his 32nd game (129that-bat, on 5/10 at Detroit)... did not steal his first basein 2008 until 5/18 vs. the Mets (38th game)...Recorded the first at-bat by a Yankee in YankeeStadium in 4/16 loss vs. Cleveland... prior to his firstinningplate appearance, the bat used by Babe Ruth tohit the first home run in the first game at the originalYankee Stadium on 4/18/1923 was placed across theplate in a symbolic nod to the original Stadium...Played in his 2,000th career game and hit a solo-HR,in 4/22 win vs. Oakland... struck out in his 8,103rdcareer at-bat in 4/27 loss at Detroit, surpassing MickeyMantle for sole possession of first place on the Yankees'all-time at-bats list...Committed his first error of the year in 5/2 loss vs. LosAngeles-AL (sixth-inning throwing error)... accordingto the Elias Sports Bureau, his 23-game errorless stretchwas his longest to start a season of his career... missedtwo games (5/12-14) with a strained right oblique...Hit safely in a season-high 16 straight gamesfrom 5/17-6/2... also tied a career-high with sevenconsecutive multi-hit games from 5/26-6/2 (also from6/7-14/99)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, had 2,592 hitsand 1,497 runs from his first game with the Yankees on5/29/95 through 5/28/09... were the most hits for anyplayer within 14 years of his Major League debut since Pete Rose (2,762)... only one other player who made hisMajor League debut in the live ball era matched or exceeded his totals for both hits and runs within 14 yearsof his debut (Hank Aaron, 2,621 hits/1,520 runs)...Scored the 1,500th run of his career in the fourth inning of 6/2 win vs. Texas... became the fourth Yankee (also BabeRuth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle) to reach the 1,500R plateau... joins Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, MannyRamirez and Gary Sheffield as the only active players to score 1,500 runs... reached the milestone in his 2,035thcareer game... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only Rickey Henderson (1,891), Alex Rodriguez (1,903), MickeyMantle (1,949) and Willie Mays (2,009) did so in fewer games than Jeter in the expansion era (since 1961)...Stole a base in four straight games from 6/21-25... according to Elias, it marked the longest such streakof his career and the longest by an individual Yankeesince Alfonso Soriano had a steal in four straight from6/28-7/1/03...Was 4-for-5 with 4R, 1BB and 1SB in 6/25 win at Atlanta,marking his second career game with at least 4R and 4H(also 6/21/05 vs. Tampa Bay, 5R and 5H)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, owned 2,623 careerhits prior to turning 35 on 6/26, 65 more than all-timehits leader Pete Rose had on the morning of his 35thbirthday... did not play on his birthday or 6/27 due to arespiratory illness...Batted at a .358 (122-for-341) clip from 7/1 through the end of the season, leading the Majors in hits and battingaverage over the stretch...Hit .357 (40-for-112) in July, marking his highest average in a single month since he batted .368 in September2006... followed July with 46 hits in August, leading the AL and marking his first consecutive 40H months sinceJuly-August 2001... his 13 career 40-hit months are the most in club history since Joe DiMaggio (17) and theonly active player with more 40-hit months is Ichiro Suzuki (21)... his August total marked his second-most hitsin a single calendar month in his career, behind August 1998 (50)...Played in the 2,085th game of his career on 8/4 at Toronto, surpassing Babe Ruth for sole possession of fourthplace on the Yankees all-time list...Went 21-for-43 (.488) on the Yankees' 10-game road trip from 8/13-23, marking the most hits for any MajorLeaguer on a trip in 2009 and the highest average on a trip by any player since Ichiro Suzuki hit .507 (34-for-67)on a 14-game trip in 2004... according to Elias, became the first Yankee to record at least 21H with as high anaverage on a road trip since Moose Skowron (.528, 28-for-53) and Mickey Mantle (.500, 21-for-42) did it on thesame trip in June 1957...Had six straight multi-hit games from 8/15-21, going 16-for-27 and marking his most hits over a six-gamespan-with as few as 27AB-since 9/22-27/00 (16-for-25)... collected at least three hits in three consecutivegames (8/16-18) for the fourth time in his career (also 2000, '04 and '08)...His third-inning RBI double on 8/16 at Seattle was his 2,674th career hit as a shortstop (also has 13 hits as a DH),surpassing Luis Aparicio (2,673) for the most hits in Major League history from the shortstop position (credit: Elias)...Was 2- for -3 wi th 1double and 2BB in 8/25loss vs. Texas... his firstinningwalk snapped acareer-long 113 plateappearance s t retc h(7/28-8/23) without abase-on-balls (previouslong was 68 PA in 2000)...Hit his third leadoffHR of the season in8/28 win vs. Chicago-AL... was his 223rd careerHR, surpas s ing DonMattingly (222) for solepossession of 10th placeon the Yankees' all-timeHR list... played in his2,117th career contestin 9/7 Game 2 win vs.Tampa Bay, surpassingYogi Berra (2,116) for solepossession of third placeon the Yankees' all-timegames played list...Did not record a hit ineither game on 9/7 vs.Tampa Bay, marking thefirst time in his career (32such instances) he wenthitless in both games ofa doubleheader (credit:Elias)... went hitless forthe third straight gamein 9/8 win vs. Tampa Bay, his first/only time without a hit in three consecutive games this season... also struckout three times in the game for just the second time over the last two seasons (also 7/30/08 vs. Baltimore)... allthree strikeouts came against David Price, marking the first time a pitcher struck out Jeter three times in a singlegame since Boston's Curt Schilling on 4/17/04 at Fenway Park...Stole his 300th career base in the first inning on 9/9, making him one of two players to steal 300 bases with theYankees (also Rickey Henderson-326)...Batted .344 (22-for-64) with 14R, 5 doubles, 3HR and 6RBI in 15 postseason games, leading the team in hits(22)... reached base safely in all 15 contests, trailing only Barry Bonds (17 straight in 2002) and Gary Sheffield(16 straight in 1997) for the longest streak of reaching base in a single postseason... reached base four times inALDS Game 1 win (single, HR, 2BB)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the third Yankee to have atleast 4PA in a postseason game and reach base safely in each, score at least 3R with at least 2RBI and hit a HR (alsoBabe Ruth in 1926 World Series Game 4 and Reggie Jackson in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series)... collected histhird career postseason leadoff HR in the ALCS Game 3 loss at Los Angeles-AL, the first leadoff HR by a Yankeein ALCS history... batted .407 (11-for-27) in the World Series, hitting safely in all six games and marking his mosthits in any postseason series... became the oldest starting shortstop on a World Series-winning team sincePee Wee Reese in 1955... donated his bat from Game 6 of the World Series to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hit .300 (179-for-596) with 88R, 25 doubles, 3 triples, 11HR and 69RBI in 150 games with the Yankees (147 starts at SS, two starts at DH)... was his 10th season with at least a .300 average... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, equals the number of .300 seasons (min. 300AB) Bill Dickey and Joe DiMaggio had, trailing only Lou Gehrig (12seasons) and Babe Ruth (13 seasons) for most .300 seasons in franchise history...Over the last 10 seasons (1999-2008), leads the Majors in hits (1,947), ranks second inat-bats (6,115) and runs scored (1,115), fourth in games played (1,505) and eighth inbatting average (.318)...Over the last five years (2004-08), ranks third amongMajor Leaguers in hits (989), fourth in at-bats (3,155),sixth in runs scored (541) and 10th in batting average(.313)...At 1,189-794-2, has the highest personal winningpercentage (.600) among all active players (min. 1,000games), according to the Elias Sports Bureau... since hislast time on the disabled list (4/1-5/12/03), has startedin 883 of the Yankees' 936 games... the Yankees havegone 528-356 (with one tie) in his starts over thestretch (.597) and 23-28 (.451) when he does not...Among the Yankees' all-time leaders, ranks secondin hits (2,535), at-bats (8,025) and stolen bases (275),fourth in runs (1,467), fifth in batting average (.316)and doubles (411), sixth in games played (1,985),eighth in walks (813) and extra-base hits (674), 11th inRBI (1,002), 12th in home runs (206)... is the franchiseleader in singles (1,861) and hit by pitches (138)... marksthe most HBP by any Major League shortstop since ArtFletcher (141) retired in 1922...Recorded his 13th consecutive season with at least 150hits (since 1996), matching Lou Gehrig (1926-38) for thelongest such streak in franchise history (credit: Elias)... isthe longest such stretch among active players...Has played 1,973 games at shortstop for the Yankees... according to the Elias SportsBureau, is sixth on Baseball's all-time list in games at shortstop for one club (trails CalRipken-Orioles; Luke Appling-White Sox; Dave Concepcion-Reds; Alan Trammell-Tigers;Barry Larkin-Reds; Pee Wee Reese-Dodgers; Ozzie Smith-Cardinals; Mark Belanger-Orioles and Honus Wagner-Pirates)... marks the third-most games among players whonever played a game at any other fielding position, trailing only Luis Aparicio (2,583)and Ozzie Smith (2,511)...Finished with 1,274 career hits at the original Yankee Stadium... surpassed LouGehrig (1,269) for the most hits all-time at the Stadium in 9/16 loss vs. Chicago(AL)... Gehrig had held sole possession of first place on the franchise's all-time list since9/6/37... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, recorded 120 career games of three-or-more hits at Yankee Stadium, most all-time ahead of second-place Gehrig (109)... his 18 career four-hit gamesat Yankee Stadium rank second all-time to Gehrig's 19...Is one of five players to play in at least 1,000 games at Original Yankee Stadium... according to the Elias SportsBureau, only the Angels' Garrett Anderson (1,021 at Angel Stadium) appeared in more games in any one stadiumamong active players...Ranks sixth among active players with 2,535 hits... became the 88th player all time, third youngest and thesixth active Major Leaguer to reach the 2,500-hit plateau with his first-inning single in 8/22 win vs. Baltimore(off Radhames Liz)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, has 11 single-season hitting streaks of at least 15 games during his career,trailing Ichiro Suzuki (15) for the most among active Major League players... has hitting streaks of more than15 games in six different seasons (1996, '99, 2002, '04, '06 and '08), matching Nomar Garciaparra for the mostamong active players... has six career single-season hitting streaks of at least 17 games (17, 19 and 20 gamesin 2007, 25 in 2006 and 17-game streaks in 1996 and 2004)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, is tied withGarciaparra and Suzuki for the most single-season hitting streaks of at least 17 games among active players...Since the start of the 1996 season, has a Major League-best 743 multi-hit games... according to the Elias SportsBureau, also ranks first with 221 games of three-or-more hits...Struck out just 85 times, the fewest for any full season in his Major League career (previous low was 88K in2003)...Committed 12 errors, marking his fewest miscues since 1998 (nine) while his .979 fielding percentage was hishighest since 2005 (also .979)... was the second-fewest errors among AL shortstops with at least 100 gamesplayed at the position, trailing only Texas' Michael Young (10)... went 31 consecutive games without an errorfrom 7/8-8/15...Was selected to his ninth All-Star Game, joining teammate Mariano Rivera as the only players to be named tothe All-Star team with their current team at least nine times, according to Elias... finished second in the AL with3,737,437 votes (behind teammate Alex Rodriguez)... was 1-for-3 (first-inning infield single) with 1SB in theAll-Star Game on 7/15 at Yankee Stadium... owns a .474 (9-for-19) career average in the Midsummer Classic,ranking fifth all-time... following the season, was named to the 2008 Sporting News AL All-Star team, which wasselected by a panel of 41 general managers and assistant general managers from both leagues... also earnedhis third consectuive Silver Slugger Award...Was 1-for-4 in 4/1 Opening Day win vs. Toronto... was his 12th Opening Day start at SS for the Yankees, surpassingPhil Rizzuto (11) for the most Opening Day starts by a Yankees shortstop in franchise history... started his fifthstraight Opening Day at shortstop with Alex Rodriguez at third base, becoming the first pair of Yankees to starton the left side of the infield in five consecutive years since Graig Nettles and Bucky Dent started six consecutiveseason openers from 1977-82...Along with Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera, is part of the first trio of teammates ever to play for the Yankees ineach of 14 straight seasons (1995-2008)... Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing (1930-42) and Whitey Ford,Elston Howard and Mickey Mantle (1955-67) played together with the Yankees for 13 straight seasons... Jeter,Posada and Rivera are the first trio of players in the Majors to play for the same team in 14 straight seasons sinceJim Gantner, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount (15 years, 1978-92 with Milwaukee). Credit: Elias Sports Bureau...Snapped a 17-game hitting streak on 4/3 vs. Toronto, dating back to 9/13/07... had batted .385 (30-for-78) with7 doubles and 3HR during the stretch...Missed six games from 4/8-13 with a strained left quadriceps... was the longest stretch of consecutive DNPs inhis career, not counting times he's been on the D.L. (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)... hit in seven straight games from4/14-20, going 12-for-31 (.387) with 4R, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 10RBI and 2BB after returning from the injury... didnot score a run in nine straight games from 4/18-27, the longest such stretch of his career (credit: Elias)...Hit his first home run of the season in the first and was 2-for-5 with 2R in 5/10 win at Detroit, snapping a 128ABhomerless stretch, the longest streak to begin a season of his career (credit: Elias)...Recorded his first stolen base of the season in his 38th game played (5/18 loss vs. the Mets)... his 37-gamestreak without a steal was his longest in a single season since going 49 straight games without a steal from6/4-7/26/96 (credit: Elias)... was just his second stolen base attempt of 2008 (also 4/1 vs. Toronto)... the streakof 36 games without a steal attempt was the longest of his career (previous high was 30 games in 1996)...Went hitless in five straight games (0-for-18), his longest such streak since going hitless in seven straight from4/21-28/04...Was picked off second base in the top of the sixth inning by Dennis Sarfate in 5/27 loss at Baltimore... accordingto the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time he had been picked off any base since 9/2/98...Recorded his 2,416th career hit with a third-inning single off Jesse Litsch in 6/4 win vs. Toronto, surpassingMickey Mantle for sole possession of third place on the Yankees' all-time list...Hit safely in a season-high 15 straight games from 6/11-27, batting .339 (20-for-59) with 14R, 6 doubles, 1HR,8RBI and 7BB...Turned 34 years old on 6/26... his 2,438 career hits were the most by a Yankee before turning 34 years old(17 more than Lou Gehrig when he turned 34)... was the most among all active players prior to their 34thbirthday... in AL history, only Ty Cobb and Robin Yount accumulated more hits than Jeter before turning 34...Hit his 400th career double in 6/27 (G1) loss vs. theMets... was hitless in 6/28 win at the Mets, snapping his18-game hitting streak vs. the Mets that dated back to6/24/05... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was thesecond-longest hitting streak at the time vs. the Metsbehind Matt Holliday (24 games - all-time record)..In 7/12 win at Toronto, hit his 18th career leadoff homerand first since 9/27/05 at Baltimore... was also his 200thhome run as a Yankee... the Elias Sports Bureau notesthat with Jason Giambi (8/9) and Alex Rodriguez (8/12)also hitting their 200th Yankees homers in 2008, theybecame the first teammates on any club to reach the200HR plateau together in the same season...Posted a .345 average (39-for-113) in August, his highestaverage in a calendar month since posting a .368 markin September 2006... batted .402 (35-for-87) over hisfinal 22 games at Yankee Stadium beginning 8/1, with12 multi-hit games... hit safely in 28 of his last 36 gamesoverall (beginning 8/12) with 16 multi-hit contests,batting .366 (53-for-145) over the stretch...Collected 16 hits in a 24-at-bat span over five gamesfrom 8/12-20, matching the most hits during any 24ABspan in his career... his last 16-for-24 stretch was inSeptember 2000 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Became the 88th player all time-and the sixth activeMajor Leaguer-to reach the 2,500-hit plateau with hisfirst-inning single in 8/22 win vs. Baltimore... also becamethe third player in Yankees franchise history to tally 2,500hits with the club, joining Lou Gehrig (2,721) and BabeRuth (2,518)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, onlytwo players in the last 65 years were younger than Jeter(34 years, 57 days) at the time of their 2,500th hit (HankAaron in 1967 and Robin Yount in 1989)...In 9/7 loss at Seattle, hit solo-HR (#10) to mark his 1000thcareer RBI... had a third-inning single to tie Babe Ruth(2,518) on the all-time Yankees hit list...Collected his 2,519th career hit with a first-inning singleoff the Angels' Ervin Santana on 9/9 at Los Angeles,surpassing Babe Ruth (2,518) for sole possession ofsecond place on the Yankees' all-time list (Lou Gehrig isfirst with 2,721H)... marked the first time since 6/22/33 that someone other than Ruth or Gehrig occupied firstor second place on the Yankees' all-time hits list (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Was 3-for-4 in 9/13 (Game 1) loss vs. Tampa Bay and 3-for-3 with 1R, 1BB and 1SH in the Game 2 win vs. TampaBay, going 6-for-7 during the doubleheader... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Yankeeto record 3H in each game of a doubleheader in remodeled Yankee Stadium (since 1976) and only the sixthYankee over the last 40 years to accomplish the feat at any park (Johnny Damon in 2006, Willie Randolph in1987, Dave Winfield in 1983, Matty Alou in 1973 and Roy White in 1972)...In 9/13-14 three-game series vs. Tampa Bay, recorded three hits in each game, going 9-for-11 and reaching basein 11 of his 13 plate appearances (1BB, 1HBP)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the fifth player(and second Yankee) to record at least three hits in every game of a series of three games or more at YankeeStadium joining Boston's Edgar Renteria (2005), the Yankees' Ken Griffey Sr. (1982), Oakland's Reggie Jackson(1973), and Boston's Dom DiMaggio (1949)...Tied Lou Gehrig's all-time record of 1,269 career hits at Yankee Stadium in 9/14 win vs. Tampa Bay with a fifthinningsolo-HR (#11) off David Price, going 3-for-4... in 9/15 win vs. Chicago (AL), tied Lou Gehrig (8,001) forsecond place on the Yankees' all-time at-bats list (according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gehrig had held solepossession of first place on the franchise's all-time list since 9/6/37)...With a first-inning single off Gavin Floyd in 9/16 loss vs. Chicago (AL), passed Lou Gehrig (1,269) in all-time hitsat Yankee Stadium... in the same at-bat, gained sole possession of second place on the Yankees' all-time at-batslist, passing Gehrig (8,001AB) to trail only Mickey Mantle (8,102)... finished the game 2-for-3 with 1SH... followingthe game, his spikes were sent to the National Baseball Hall of Fame...Played in his 1,000th career game in Yankee Stadium in 9/17 win vs. Chicago (AL), joining four other activeplayers in reaching the mark at a single stadium...Was 0-for-5 in the final game at Yankee Stadium on 9/21 vs. Baltimore, making the last Yankees out on a groundout(third base to first base)... gave a speech to the Stadium crowd following the game... the bat he used duringthe final homestand was sent to the National Baseball Hall of Fame... his final game speech was voted by fansas the MLB.com "Moment of the Year."..Was scratched from the lineup prior to 9/23 win at Toronto (sore left hand)... entered the game at SS in theninth... originally suffered the injury on 9/20 vs. Baltimore when he was hit by a Jim Miller pitch in his finalat-bat of the game...Left 9/26 win at Boston in the third inning with a sore wrist... missed final two games of the season...Ranks first on Major League Baseball's all-time list with 153 career postseason hits, 85 postseason runs and 123postseason games played (is the all-time Division Series leader in hits (70), singles (51) and games played (50)and ranks third with 19 extra-base hits (Bernie Williams-24, Manny Ramirez-20).
Hit .322 (206-for-639) with 102R, 39 doubles, 12HR, 73RBI and 15SB in 156 games (153 starts at shortstop)...Ranked third in the American League with 206 hits, tied for fourth with 61 multi-hit games and 639 at-bats, ranked seventh with 14HBP, eighth with a .354 average with RISP and .334 home average, and ninth with a .322 batting average...At 1,104-729, has the highest personal winning percentage (.602) among all active players (minimum 1,000 games). Credit: Elias Sports Bureau 4 Over the last 10 seasons (1998-2007), ranks first in the Major Leagues with 1,971 hits and second with 1,154 runs...his .321 batting average over that same 10-year span ranks fifth...Over the last five seasons (2003-'07), ranks fourth in the Major Leagues with 966 hits and seventh with a .318 batting average and 540 runs scored...Recorded his sixth 200-hit season in 2007, joining Lou Gehrig (8) as one of only two players in franchise history with as many as four...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his six 200-hit seasons are the most by any shortstop in Major League history...in fact, no other player has had as many as four 200-hit seasons while playing at least 100 games at SS...Now has nine seasons with at least 190 hits...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only five other players in Major League history have accomplished the feat: Pete Rose (13 seasons), Ty Cobb (12), Stan Musial (10), Lou Gehrig (9), Paul Waner (9)...Is the only active player with at least 150 hits in 12 consecutive seasons (1996-2007)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his streak is the second-longest in franchise history behind only Lou Gehrig (13 straight seasons from 1926-1938)...Has now scored 100 or more runs in 11 of his 12 full seasons with the Yankees (1996-'02; 2004-'07)...only Lou Gehrig (13) and Babe Ruth (11) have scored at least 100 runs in more than 10 seasons with the Yankees...Jeter's career BA by position in the batting order: #1 - .317 (439G, 581-for-1830, 54HR, 211RBI); #2 - .317 (1113G, 1448-for-4561, 124HR, 583RBI); #3 - .335 (122G, 161-for-481, 8HR, 63RBI); #4 - .000 (1G, 0-for-4); #6 - .000 (1G, 0-for-1); #7 - .253 (44G, 43-for-170, 2HR, 20RBI); #8 - .301 (25G, 22-for-73, 1HR, 12RBI); #9 - .327 (90G, 101-for-309, 6HR, 44RBI)...Has been hit by a pitch 129 times in his Major League career for the most in franchise history...since Frank Crosetti (114HP) retired in 1948, no Major League shortstop has been hit by as many pitches as Jeter...With 1,379 runs scored, has sole possession of fifth place on the Yankees all-time list, trailing only Babe Ruth (1,959), Lou Gehrig (1,888), Mickey Mantle (1,677) and Joe DiMaggio(1,390)...Was elected to the 2007 American League All-Star Team, the eighth All-Star selection of his career (1998-2002; 2004, 2006-'07)...started at shortstop and was 1-for-3 in the American League's 5-4 win on 7/10 at AT&T Park in San Francisco...Fashioned 17-game, 19-game and 20-game hit streaks in the first 72 games of the season...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first player since 1950 to record three separate hitting streaks of at least 17 games in the same season and the only player to record three hitting streaks of at least 15 games in his team's first 70 games of the season...Collected four separate hitting streaks of at least 15 games in 2007, becoming the first Major Leaguer since 1941 to accomplish the feat (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, has 10 single-season hitting streaks of at least 15 games during his career, one shy of Ichiro Suzuki (11) for the most among active Major League players...has hitting streaks of more than 15 games in six different seasons (1996, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007), matching Garciaparra for the most among active players...Has six career single-season hitting streaks of at least 17 games (17, 19 and 20 games this season, 25 in 2006 and 17-game streaks in 1996 and 2004)...according to Elias, he is tied with Garciaparra and Ichiro for the most single-season hitting streaks of at least 17 games among active players...Was 1-for-4 with 2RBI and 1HP in 4/2 Opening Day win vs. Tampa Bay...was his 11th Opening Day start at SS for the Yankees, tying Phil Rizzuto's franchise record for most starts by a Yankee at SS on Opening Day...His third inning double on 4/6 vs. Baltimore was the 2,154th hit of his career, surpassing Don Mattingly (2,153) for sixth place on the team's all-time list...Stole the 250th base of his career on 4/10 at Minnesota...is one of 20 active Major Leaguers to reach the 250 stolen base plateau...Hit safely in all three games at Oakland (4/13-15) and has now hit safely in 17 consecutive regular season games at McAfee Coliseum dating back to 2003...during the streak, is hitting .315 (23-for-73) with 10RBI...Did not play on 4/26 vs. Toronto (bruised left thigh) after being HBP in first inning of 4/24 loss at T.B. (was removed defensively in the second)...Hit safely in 20 straight games from 4/8-5/3 and 23 of his 24 games played with an official at-bat to begin the season...during the 20-game streak, hit .364 (32-for-88) with 17R...including the final 37 games of 2006, hit safely in 59 of 61 regular season games (since 8/20/06)...also reached base safely in each of his 25 games played to begin 2007 and 66-of-67 games dating back to last season (since 8/17/06)...Is only the third player in Yankees history to have at least two separate single-season hitting streaks of 20-or-more games...Joe DiMaggio had four of them (streaks of 21 and 22 in 1937, 23 in 1940 and 56 in 1941); Don Mattingly had a pair (20 games in 1985 and 24 in 1986)...Stole the 252nd base of his career and was 2-for-3 with 1R, 3RBI and 1BB in 5/9 win vs. Texas, surpassing Willie Randolph (251) for sole possession of second place on the Yankees' all-time list...only Rickey Henderson (326) has more steals in pinstripes...Went 23 straight games without committing an error (4/17-5/12) after committing six errors in the first 11 games of the season (the most ever during any 11-game span of his career)...twice committed three errors in a two-game span in 2007 (4/2-5 vs. Tampa Bay and 4/14-15 at Oakland)...Went 46 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout from 5/2-16 (G2)...did not record a strikeout in a career-high 49 straight plate appearances in 2001...Singled in the first game of 5/16 doubleheader at Chicago to give him hits in 92 of 100 games (from 7/21/06-5/16/07-G1)...according to the Society for American Baseball Research, no player in the 1900s had a hit in as many as 92 of 100 games...the last player to do it was Wee Willie Keeler, who hit in 93 of 100 games in 1898 and 1899...Hit in 19 straight games from 5/5-25, going 30-for-72 (.417) with six doubles, 2 triples and 18 RBI...Went hitless in back-to-back games on 5/29-30 at Toronto for the first time since 8/16-17/06...His sixth-inning bunt single on 6/5 snapped an 0-for-13 stretch, his longest hitless streak since going 0-for-14 from 6/3-11/06...went 0-for-5 in previous two games, marking only the second time in his career that he went 0-for-5 (or worse) in back-to-back games (also 7/31-8/1/99)...Scored a run in 10 straight games from 6/2-12, tying the second-longest such streak of his career (had an 11-game streak from 9/5-15/2004 and a 10-game streak from 5/26-6/5/1999)...Hit two-run HR (#5) and was 4-for-5 with 2R, 1 double 1SB and 2RBI in 6/16 win vs. the Mets...was his first four-hit game in over a year (since 5/16/06 vs. Texas)...Hit safely in 25 consecutive Interleague games from 6/25/06-6/23/07, batting .396 (40-for-101) with 18R, 11 doubles, 2HR, 11RBI, 13BB and 4SB...was the second longest hit streak in the history of interleague play (Matt Lawton hit in 37 straight interleague games from 6/5/99-7/12/01)...His 2,250 hits before age 33 (turned 33 on 6/26) were the most since Robin Yount had 2,391 at that juncture of his career (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Struck out at least two times in three consecutive games (from 6/29-7/1) for the first time since 6/6-8/03 at Chicago-NL...Snapped an 0-for-14 stretch-his longest since going 0-for-14 from 6/3-11/06-with solo-HR (#9) in 8/28 win vs. Boston...was his 192nd career homer, tying Tino Martinez for 13th place on the Yankees' all-time list...Hit three-run game-winning HR (#11)-his second in as many games-and was 2-for-4 in 9/16 win at Boston...six of his 12HR in 2007 came against Boston...Scored his 1,367th career run in 9/14 win at Boston, surpassing Bernie Williams (1,366) for sole possession of fifth place on the Yankees all-time list...Collected his 2,337th career hit with an eighth-inning double in 9/17 win vs. Baltimore, surpassing Bernie Williams for sole possession of fourth place on the Yankees' all-time list...Was 2-for-6 with 1 double in 9/21 loss vs. Toronto...collected his 2,343rd career hit with his 13th-inning single, surpassing Joe Torre (2,342) for 117th place on baseball's all-time hit list...Hit safely in the final 15 games of the regular season, batting .386 (27-for-70), 13R, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3HR and 11RBI during the streak...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the longest hitting streak by a Yankee to close out a season since Bobby Murcer in 1971 (also 15 games)...Jeter hit safely in 20 of 24 September games.
In arguably his finest all-around season, finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player voting while earning his first Silver Slugger Award and third consecutive Gold Glove Award...hit .343 (214-for-623) with 118R, 39 doubles, 14HR, 97RBI and a career high 34SB in 154 games (149 starts at shortstop, five starts at designated hitter)...Ranked second in the American League with a .343 batting average, 118 runs, .381 average with runners in scoring position and .390 average vs. left-handed pitchers, ranked third with a .354 home batting average, tied for third with 214 hits, fourth with a .417 on-base percentage, tied for fifth with 12 HBP, seventh with 34SB and ninth with 623 at bats...Became only the fifth player over the past 75 seasons to hit .340-or-higher, drive in at least 90 runs and steal 30-or-more bases in the same season, joining Larry Walker (1997), Ellis Burks (1996), Willie Mays (1958) and Jackie Robinson (1949). Credit: Elias Sports Bureau...over the last 10 seasons (1997-2006), ranks first in the Major Leagues with 1955 hits and second with 1168 runs...His .317 batting average over that same 10-year span ranks eighth...with his fifth 200-hit season in 2006, joins Lou Gehrig (8) as one of only two players in franchise history with as many as four...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his five 200-hit seasons are the most by any shortstop in Major-League history...in fact, no player has had as many as four 200-hit seasons while playing at least 100 games at short...now has eight seasons with at least 190 hits, marking the most 190-hit seasons over the last 30 years (1977-2006) and the most since Pete Rose (13 seasons). Credit: Elias Sports Bureau...Has scored 100 or more runs in 10 of his 11 full seasons with the Yankees (1996-'02; 2004-'06)...only Lou Gehrig (13) and Babe Ruth (11) have scored at least 100 runs in more than 10 seasons with the Yankees...ranks fifth on all-time Yankees' list (500 games or more) with a .317 batting average (2150-for-6790) behind only Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (.349), Lou Gehrig (.340), Earle Combs (.325) and Joe DiMaggio (.325)...Has been hit by a pitch 115 times in his Major-League career, surpassing Frank Crosetti (114) for the most in franchise history...since Crosetti retired in 1948, no Major-League shortstop has been hit by as many pitches as Jeter...was elected to the 2006 American League All-Star Team, the seventh All-Star selection of his career (1998-2002; 2004, 2006)...Started at shortstop and was 0-for-3 in the American League's 3-2 win on 7/11...in 4/3 win at Oakland, made his 10th Opening-Day start at shortstop for the Yankees...it is the Single-Game second most starts by a Yankee at SS on Opening Day behind only Phil Rizzuto's franchise record of 11...batted a career-best .398 (35-for-88) in April, hitting safely in 20 of the 23 games played (his previous best April came in 1999 when he batted .378)...Was 3-for-4 with 1R, 1RBI and 1BB in 5/11 loss vs. Boston and tied a single-game career high with 3SB (also stole three bases on 6/14/02 at NY Mets)...in 5/13 win vs. Oakland scored his 1,187th career run, surpassing Earle Combs (1,186) for sixth place on the club's all-time list...became the eighth Yankee to reach the 2,000-hit plateau with a fourth-inning infield single in 5/26 loss vs. Kansas City...he joined Lou Gehrig (2,721), Babe Ruth (2,518), Mickey Mantle (2,415), Bernie Williams (2,250), Joe DiMaggio (2,214), Don Mattingly (2,153) and Yogi Berra (2,148)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only one of the seven other Yankees with 2,000 hits reached the milestone in fewer games than Jeter's 1,571 (DiMaggio in 1,537 games)...in the expansion era (since 1961), only four players reached the 2,000-hit mark in fewer games than Jeter (also according to the Elias Sports Bureau): Wade Boggs (in 1,515 games), Kirby Puckett (1,542), Tony Gwynn (1,560) and Rod Carew (1,562)..Missed three games (5/30-6/1) with a sprained right hand...was removed from 5/29 win at Detroit in the fifth inning after suffering the injury in a slide at second base in the third inning...on 6/2 at Baltimore, batted third for first time since 9/28/03 (vs. Baltimore)...left 6/4 loss at Baltimore with a bruised right thumb after being hit by a Rodrigo Lopez pitch in the top of the sixth inning and missed next three games (6/5-7 vs. Boston) with the injury...started at DH and was 0-for-3 with 1R, 1BB and 1HP in 6/9 loss vs. Oakland...was his third career start at DH and first since 8/15/05 at Tampa Bay...made third straight start at DH in 6/11 loss vs. Oakland, going 1-for-5 with 1R, 1 double and 1RBI...His RBI double in the fifth snapped an 0-for-14 stretch...was his longest hitless stretch since going 0-for-14 in May of 2004...hit solo HR in 7/16 win vs. Chicago, snapping a 189-at-bat homerless stretch...was the second longest homerless streak within a single season of his career (went 313AB between home runs in 1997)...hit .344 (65-for-189) during the homerless stretch...hit .412 (42-for-102) in the month of July, the third time in his career that he has batted .400 or better for a calendar month...Was successful in 14 consecutive stolen-base attempts from 6/13-8/4, including nine straight successful steals of third base...was thrown out at third base on 8/5 at Baltimore to end the streak...had eight multi-hit games in a nine game span from 7/22-30...hit two-run HR (#11) and solo-HR (#12) and was 3-for-5 in 8/27 win at L.A. Angels...was his first multi-HR game since 7/18/05 vs. Chicago (NL) and the eighth of his career...played in his 1,648th game of his career at shortstop on 9/4 at Kansas City, surpassing Phil Rizzuto (1,647) for the most games played at shortstop in franchise history...hit in a career-high 25 straight games from 8/20-9/16...Hit .377 (40-for-106) with 21R, 3HR and 21RBI during the streak...it was the longest hitting streak by a Yankee since Joe Gordon hit in 29 straight games in 1942...had also reached base safely in 30 consecutive games, the longest such streak by a Yankee this season...was 3-for-3 with 3R, 1BB and 1SB in 9/30 loss vs. Toronto...recorded his 2,149th career hit, surpassing Yogi Berra (2,148) for seventh place in the club's all-time list...recorded his 33rd stolen base to establish his single-season career high...stole his 249th career base on 10/1 vs. Toronto, surpassing Hal Chase (248) for sole possession of third place on the club's all-time list...Hit safely in 36 of his last 37 games to end the season, batting .368 (57-for-155) with 33R, 4HR and 22RBI during the stretch...reached base safely in 41 of his final 42 games...hit .500 (8-for-16) while leading the team with 4R and four doubles in four Division Series games vs. Detroit...tied the Major League record for hits in a single postseason game with five in Game One of the ALDS (sixth time, including Hideki Matsui in Game Three of the 2004 ALCS at Boston), but became only the second player to go 5-for-5 (Atlanta's Marquis Grissom went 5-for-5 in Game Four of the 1995 NLDS vs. Colorado).
Again displayed his broad scope of baseball talents, hitting .309 (202-for-654) with 122R, 19HR, 70RBI and 14SB in 159 games (158 starts at shortstop) while earning his second consecutive Gold Glove Award...ranked first in the American League with a .354 home batting average, second with 122 runs and 62 multi-hit games, third with 202 hits, tied for third with 654 at bats, sixth with a .309 batting average and a .389 on-base percentage, and ninth with 77 walks...made his ninth Opening-Day start at SS on 4/3 vs. Boston, surpassing Frank Crosetti and Roger Peckinpaugh for second most by a shortstop in Yankee history behind only Phil Rizzuto (11)...Played in the 1,400th game of his career on 5/10 vs. Seattle and had 1,775 career hits, the most by any player through 1,400 games since Kirby Puckett had 1,830...had a lead-off single in five straight games from 5/11-16, the longest such streak of his career...hit 13th career leadoff home run-and first since 4/29/04 vs. Oakland-in 5/29 loss vs. Boston...did not play on 6/3 or 6/4 at Minnesota (chest cold), missing first two games of the season...went 32 plate appearances without a strikeout before fanning in the second inning on 6/16, marking his longest such streak since he began the 2002 season with a streak of 34 plate appearances without striking out...Hit grand slam (#7) and solo-HR (#8) and was 2-for-5 in 6/18 win vs. Chicago (NL)...was his first career grand slam in his 136th career at-bat with the bases loaded...had 156 career home runs before the grand slam, the most home runs by any active player without a grand slam as well as the most by any player in Yankee history...was his first multi-home run game of the season and the seventh of his career (last hit two home runs in a game on 6/27/04 vs. Mets)...the 5 RBI tied his career-high (now done three times, last on 5/7/99 vs. Seattle)...was 5-for-6 with 5R, 1 double and solo HR in 6/21 win vs. Tampa Bay...established a career high with his five runs and tied a career high with his five hits (now done twice, last on 5/23/01 vs. Boston)...Had season-high 11-game hitting streak-his second 11-game streak of the season-from 6/28-7/14...hit .333 (16-for-48) with 11R during the stretch...also hit in 11 straight games from 6/6-18...hit game-winning solo home runs in consecutive games on 8/11 and 8/12 vs. Texas...made second career start at DH in 8/15 win at Tampa Bay (also 7/7/02 vs. Detroit) and was 1-for-5 with 1R...did not play in 8/22 win vs. Toronto (jammed right thumb)...in the month of August, was tied for the American-League lead in hits (40), was tied for third in the A.L. in runs scored (22) and led the team with a .336 batting average (eighth-highest in the A.L.)...Played in the 1,500th game of his career on 9/6 vs. Tampa Bay...over that span, amassed 1,906 hits and 1,140 runs...the last player in the Major Leagues with as many hits and runs in his first 1,500 games was Joe DiMaggio (1,965 hits and 1,211 runs)...hit safely in each of the 18 games vs. Toronto this season, batting .440 (33-for-75)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the longest hitting streak-within a single season-vs. Toronto in Blue-Jays franchise history (surpassing 14-game streaks by five players/last by Boston's David Ortiz in 2004)...Drove in at least one run in six straight games from 9/23-28, the longest streak in the Majors in 2005 from the lead-off position in batting order...no player has had a longer streak from that spot in the order since Matt Lawton had an eight-game RBI streak for Cleveland in 2002 - credit: Elias Sports Bureau...hit leadoff HR in 9/27 loss at Baltimore, his fifth leadoff HR of the season (also 9/23 vs. Toronto, 9/4 at Oakland, 6/24 vs. NY Mets and 5/29 vs. Boston) and 17th of his career...hit .333 (7-for-21) with 2HR and 5RBI in Division Series games versus the Angels...reached base safely in a Division-Series record 21 straight games (dating back to Game Four of the 2000 ALDS vs. Oakland) before going 0-for-5 in Game Two.
Emerged from an early-season slump to post another Jeter-like campaign...hit .292 (188-for-643) with a career-high 44 doubles, 23HR, 78RBI and 23SB in 154 games (154 starts at shortstop)...committed a career-low 13 errors, and earned his first career Gold Glove...ranked second in the American Leaguewith 16 sacrifice hits, tied for fourth with 44 doubles and 14HBP, was sixth with 111R and 23SB, seventh with 188 hitsand tied for eighth with 68 extra-base hits...over the last fiveseasons, ranks second in the Major Leagues with 927 hits andsixth with 551 runs...has scored at least 100 runs eight timesin his nine full seasons, the most 100-run seasons by aYankee since Mantle compiled nine 100-run seasons in his18-year career...was elected to the 2004 American-LeagueAll-Star Team, the sixth All-Star selection of his career (1998-2002; 2004)...was the first Yankees' shortstop to be electedto start the All-Star Game since Bucky Dent in 1981...startedat SS in the 7/13 American-League win, going 3-for-3 with 1Rand has seven hits in 10 career All-Star Game at-bats...madehis eighth Opening-Day start at SS on 3/30 vs. Tampa Bay atTokyo, tying Frank Crosetti and Roger Peckinpaugh for secondmost by a SS in Yankee history behind only Phil Rizzuto (11)...hit 12th lead-off home run of his career in4/29 win vs. Oakland-and first since 8/5/03 vs. Texas-to snap 0-for-32 stretch (longest such stretch of hiscareer)...recorded three straight three-hit games-5/26-28-for the second time in his career (also in June2000)...was 9-for-14 over the three games...drove in at least one run in nine straight games from 5/23-6/2...was the longest by a Yankees since Don Mattingly drove in at least one run in nine straight games in1987...missed three games (6/5-8) with tightness in the left groin...had his 21-game hitting streak atCamden Yards snapped on 6/23, going 0-for-4 (was 34-for-97 during that span which began on 4/4/02)...hit .396 in 23 games in June (36-for-91) with 24R, 9HR and 17RBI...set a calendar-month career-high with 9HRand his .396 average was his highest monthly average since he hit .425 in July 2003...hit two solo-HRs (#12,13) and was 3-for-4 with 3R in 6/27 Game 1 win vs. the Mets...was the sixth career two-homer game of hiscareer and second of the season (also 6/1 vs. Baltimore)...was 1-for-4 with 1HBP in 7/1 win vs. Bostonbefore being removed from the game in the bottom of the 12th inning after suffering a laceration of the chin,a bruised right cheek and a bruised right shoulder...he suffered the injuries after catching a fly ball by TrotNixon and diving into the stands to end the top of the 12th...was taken to Columbia Presbyterian where precautionaryx-rays of his right cheek were negative...started at SS the following night...did not play in twostraight games from 7/21-22 because of a small, non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his righthand...sustained injury after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of 7/20 win at Tampa Bay...before fifthinningthrowing error in 8/8 win vs. Toronto, had gone 46 consecutive games without committing anerror...it was the longest such streak of his career (longest previous streak was 39 straight games spanningthe 1997 and 1998 seasons)...had 17-game hitting streak from 7/30-8/17, tying the longest streak of hiscareer (also hit safely in 17 straight games from 9/7-26/96)...hit .338 (25-for-74) with 12R, 1HR and 5RBIover the 17 game span...was also the longest hitting streak by a Yankee since Bernie Williams hit safely in19 straight games from 8/7-8/28/02...reached the 1,000-runplateau-on solo-HR on 8/24 atCleveland-in 1,331 games, becomingonly the fifth player in the expansionera (since 1961) to accomplishthe feat in fewer runs than 1,400games...he joins Rickey Henderson(1,252 games), Alex Rodriguez(1,261), Kenny Lofton (1,305) andChuck Knoblauch (1,379)-credit:Elias Sports Bureau...scored at leastone run in 11 straight games from9/5-15, the longest such streak of hiscareer (scored a run in 10 straightgames in 1999)...it is the longest such streak by a Yankee since Bernie Williams scored in a career-high 13straight games in 2000...was named the American League's Player of the Week for the week of 9/6-12...collectedat least one hit and one run in each of his seven games played during the week, going 13-for-30 (.433)with four multi-hit games and seven RBI (drove in at least one run in six consecutive games from 9/6-11)...itis the second weekly award of his career (also 8/5/01)...homered to lead off the bottom of the first (#23)-his second leadoff home run of the season (also 4/29 at Oakland) and 13th of his career--and was 3-for-4with 1BB in 9/23 win vs. Tampa Bay...batted in the leadoff position in the batting order in his final 25 gamesof the season, hitting .388 (40-for-103) with 28R, 11 doubles, 5HR and 18RBI...was batting .189 on 5/25,going 36-for-190 in his first 43 games of the season with 17R, 8 doubles, 3HR and 17RBI...in his final 111games of the season beginning on 5/26, he hit .336 (152-for-453) with 94R, 36 doubles, 20HR and 61RBIto end the season with a .292 average...in 11 postseason games, batted .245 (12-for-49) with 1HR and9RBI...owns the all-time post-season record for career hits with 135...hit solo-HR to lead off the bottom ofthe first inning of ALDS Game 2 vs. Minnesota and became the 19th player to homer into the black batterseyesection of the remodeled Yankee Stadium, the third in postseason play (also Reggie Jackson in Game Sixof the 1977 World Series and Seattle's Jay Buhner in Game Three of the 2001 ALCS)...now has two careerlead-off home runs in postseason play (also 10/25/00 in Game Four of the World Series at the New YorkMets)...has reached base safely in 20 straight Division-Series games (dating back to Game Four of the 2000ALDS vs. Oakland...is the all-time Division Series leader in hits (52)
Rebounded from an early-season injury to hit .324 (156-for-482) with 10HR, 52RBI and 11SB in 119 games (118 starts at shortstop)...ranked third in the A.L. batting race with his .324 average and ranked 10th in the league with a .393 on-base percentage...ranks fifth on all-time Yankees' list (500 games or more) with a .317 batting average (1546-for-4870) behind only Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (.349), Lou Gehrig (.340), Earle Combs (.325) and Joe DiMaggio (.325)...Jeter's career BA by position in the batting order: #1 - .328 (223G, 305-for-929, 22HR, 104RBI); #2 - .316 (750G, 970-for-3066, 90HR, 399RBI); #3 - .331 (80G, 106-for-320, 6HR, 36RBI); #4 - .000 (1G, 0-for-4); #6 - .000 (1G, 0-for-1); #7 - .253 (44G, 43-for-170, 2HR, 20RBI); #8 - .306 (24G, 22-for-72, 1HR, 12RBI); #9 - .325 (89G, 100-for-308, 6HR, 44RBI)...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/1...suffered dislocated left shoulder in third inning of 3/31 Opening-Day win at Toronto...was reinstated from 15-day D.L. on 5/13 after missing 36 games...hit leadoff-HR in 5/27 win vs. Boston, the 10th leadoff HR of his career and first since 6/1/01 vs. Seattle...was named the 11th team Captain in Yankee history by Principal Owner George M. Steinbrenner on 6/3...recorded season-high four hits in 7/9 win at Cleveland, going 4-for-5 with 1R and two-run double...did not start 7/8 game at Cleveland after suffering bone bruise of right hand the previous day vs. Boston...left 7/7 win vs. Boston in third inning after being hit by pitch on right hand in first...was 37-for-87 (.425) in the month of July (with 17R, 8 doubles, 1HR, 12RBI, and 12BB), the second-highest batting average in the Majors during the month behind only the White Sox' Magglio Ordonez...hit leadoff HR (#7) and two-run HR (#8) and was 2-for-4 on 8/5 vs. Texas...was his second leadoff HR of the season (also on 5/27 vs. Boston) and 11th of his career...was his first multi-HR game of the season and fourth of his career (last on 9/19/01 at Chicago)...recorded 1,500th career hit with a third-inning single and was 1-for-6 in 8/16 win at Baltimore...missed five games (9/1-6) after suffering strained rib-cage muscle in 8/31 win at Boston...hit .314 (22-for-70) with 10R, 2HR and 5RBI in 17 postseason games...owns the Major-League record for post-season hits with 123 (in 99 games).
Again displayed multi-dimensional talents, hitting .297 (191-for-644) with 18HR, 75RBI and a career-high 32SB in 157 games (156 starts at shortstop, one at designated hitter)...ranked third in the American League with 124 runs and 32SB, fifth in multi-hit games (58), and seventh in hits (191)...ranks fifth on all-timeYankees' list (500 games or more) with a .317 batting average(1390-for-4388) behind only Hall of Famers Babe Ruth(.349), Lou Gehrig (.340), Earle Combs (.325) and JoeDiMaggio (.325)...with 124R became only the fourth playersince 1900 to score at least 100 runs in each of sixstraight seasons starting with his rookie year...EarleCombs (1925-32) and Ted Williams (1939-49) both did itin each of their first eight seasons; Johnny Pesky did it ineach of his first six (1942-50)...with Bernie Williams, areonly the second set of teammates to score at least 100runs in seven consecutive seasons (1996-'02), joining theYankees' Earle Combs, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1926-'32)...was selected by Manager Joe Torre to participate inhis fifth consecutive All-Star Game on 7/9 at Miller Park inMilwaukee, WI....pinch-hit and was 0-for-1...in OpeningDay loss at Baltimore, registered 1,200th career hit and 100th home run with two-run shot in eighth inning...collected his 500th career RBI with first-inning double in4/19 win vs. Toronto...had season-high 16-game hitting streak from 5/9-25...batted .348 (24-for-69) during thestretch with 3 HR and 6 RBI...was longest streak by a Yankee in 2002 and one shy of his career high from 9/7-25/96...hit lead-off home run (#7) in the first and was 1-for-2 with 2R, 2RBI, 1BB, 1SF and 1HBP in 6/1 win vs.Boston...was his ninth career leadoff home run and first since 8/18/01 vs. Seattle...played in his 1,000th careergame and hit solo-HR (#8) and was 1-for-4 in 6/10 win vs. Arizona...was 2-for-4 with 1R, 1RBI, 1BB and acareer-high 3SB in 6/28 win vs. New York at Shea Stadium...left 7/4 game vs. Cleveland in top of the third afterbeing slid into at second base by John McDonald...missed following two games with sprained knee and bruisedlower leg...made his first career start at DH, hit 2-run HR (#12) and was 1-for-4 with 2R and 1BB in 7/7 win vs.Toronto...hit solo-HR (#13) in 8/14 win vs. Kansas City, his first HR since 7/7 at Toronto (a span of 25 gamesand 101AB)...recorded season-high four hits in 8/14 win at Kansas City, going 4-for-7...hit in the final fivegames of the season, going 9-for-21 to raise his average from .292 to .297...hit .500 (8-for-16) with 6R, 2HRand 3RBI in four Division Series games versus Anaheim...collected his 100th career post-season hit in GameFour at Anaheim on 10/5 (first-inning single off Jerrod Washburn).
Hit.339 with 15HR and 73RBI in 148 games (148 starts at shortstop)...Ranks fifth in the all-time Yankee list (500 games or more) with a .322 carer batting average...Trails only hall-of-famer Babe Ruth (.349), Lou Gehrig (.340), Earle Combs (.325), and Joe DiMaggio (.325)...Recorded his third streight 200 Hit season with a fourth-inning single on 9/30 at Baltimore (also recorded 203 hits in 1998 and a league-leading 219 hits in 1999)...Is only the third Yankee to compile three consecutive 200-hit seasons (joining Lou Gehrig, 1927-29, and Don Mattingly, 1984-86)...Turned 26 on 6/26 with 887 career hits; only two Yankees had more hits before age 26 (Mickey Mantle, 1080, and Joe Dimaggio, 970)...Only three active players had more hits before turning 26 (Roberto Alomar, 1054, Ken Griffey Jr., 1039, and Ivan Rodriguez, 948)...Reached the 100-run plateau in 2000 (along with Bernie Williams) for the fifth straight season (1996-00) with 119; it is only the third time since 1900 that teammmates have each scored 100 or more runs for at least five consecutive seasons...the Yankees' Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Earle Combs each did it for seven straight years from 1926-32 and Cincinnati's Joe Morgan and Pete Rose did it five straight timesfrom 1972-76...In 21 games from the lead-off position, reached base 54 times in 104 plate appearances and batted .402 with 21R, 10RBI, 17BB, and 3HP...Has scored at least 100 runs in each of his five first seasons in the Majors (starting with his rookie season)...He is the first player to do that since Johnny Pesky scored 100R in his first six seasons (1942-50, interrupted by World War II)...Made fifth straight opening day start at SS...Reached base in 25 of the first 26 games of the season (4/17-5/3)-including 23 straight-and hit safely in 21...Scored his 500th career run on 4/23 at Toronto, becoming only the fourth Yankee to reach the 500 run plateau before his 26th birthday (joining Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio)...Was hitless in four straight games (5/7-9, 5/11) for the first time since 4/26-29/97)...Left game in third inning on 5/11 vs. Tampa Bay and missed five consecutive games (5/12-17) with abdominal strain on left side...Recorded his third three-hit game in his first four games since returning from the disabled list on 5/30 vs. Oakland and was 10-for-17 during that span...Equaled career high with four hits in 6/3 loss at Atlanta...became only the 6th player to collect four hits off Greg Maddux and only the second right-handed batter (also Bo Diaz on 9/7/86)...Was selected to his third all-star game by manager Joe Torre...Was named MVP of the 71st All-Star game in Atlanta, becoming the first player in Yankee history to be named MVP of the All-Star game...Had his season high 13 game hitting streak (7/9-25) snapped and was 0-for-3 with 1BB in 7/26 win at Baltimore...Streak of at least one walk in 10 consecutive games was snapped in 8/24 win vs. Texas...it was the longest such streak by a Yankee since Jessie Barfield also walked in 10 straight games from 8/9-19/90...Raised career batting average to .320 for the first time...Reached base safely in 41 straight games from 8/6-9/18...was the longest such streak by a Yankee since Jeter reached base safely in 53 straight games in 1999; it was the fourth longest on the season in the Majors (behind LA's Shawn Green, 53, San Diego's Phil Nevin, 49, and Cleveland's Manny Ramirez, 49)...Tied a carer high with 4 hits (14th time) and was 4-for-5 in 9/22 loss vs. Detroit...Hit 3 run HR in 6th inning, tied a career high (15th time) with four hits for a second consecutive game and was 4-for-5 with 3R and 4RBI in 9/23 win vs. Detroit...Reached the 1000 hit plateau with a fifth inning single and was 3-for-4 with 1RBI in 9/25 loss vs. Detroit...at 26 he became the second youngest Yankee to accomplish the feat (behind only Mickey Mantle who was 25 when he accomplished the feat in 1957).
Put another exclamation mark on a dominant season, winning his fourth World Series while becoming the first player in Major League history to be named MVP of the Fall Classic and All-Star Game in the same season...at 26 years old has already played on four world championship teams with the Yankees...only JoeDiMaggio and Mickey Mantle (at 24) and Billy Martin (25) earned four world championships at a youngerage...hit .339 with 15 HR and 73 RBI in 148 games (148 starts at shortstop)...recorded his third straight 200-hit season (also recorded 203 hits in 1998 and a league-leading 219 hits in 1999)...is only the third Yankee tocompile three consecutive 200-hit seasons (joining Lou Gehrig, 1927-29; and Don Mattingly, 1984-86)...joinedBernie Williams in reaching the 100-run plateau for the fifth straight season...it is only the third time since 1900that teammates have each scored 100 or more runs for at least five consecutive seasons...the Yankees' Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Earle Combs accomplished the feat in seven consecutive seasons (1926-32) andCincinnati's Joe Morgan and Pete Rose broke the 100-run plateau in five straight seasons (1972-76)...turned26-years-old on 6/26 with 887 career hits...only two Yankees had more hits at age 26 (Mickey Mantle, 1080;and Joe DiMaggio, 970)...only three active players had more hits before turning 26 (Roberto Alomar, 1054; KenGriffey, Jr., 1039; and Ivan Rodriguez, 948)...was selected to his third All-Star Game by Manager Joe Torre...went 3-for-3 with 1 R and 2 RBI in his first start and was named Most Valuable Player of the 71st All-Star Game in Atlanta, GA...became the first player in Yankee history to be named MVP of the All-Star Game...made fifth straight Opening Day start at SS...reached base safely in 25 of the first 26 games of the season (4/17-5/3)--including 23 straight...scored his 500th career run on 4/23 at Toronto, becoming only the fourth Yankee to reach the 500-runplateau before his 26th birthday (joining Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle)...was hitless in four straightgames (5/7-9, 5/11) for the first time since 4/26-29/97...left game in third inning on 5/11 vs. Tampa Bay andmissed five consecutive games (5/12-17) with an abdominal strain...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on5/19 (retroactive to 5/12) with an abdominal strain...was reinstated on the 15-day D.L. on 5/27 and was 3-for-4 with 1 R, 1 RBI and 1 SB in an 8-3 win vs. Boston...recorded his third three-hit game in his first four gamessince returning from the D.L. on 5/30 vs. Oakland and was 10-for-17 during that span...became only the sixthplayer to collect four hits off Greg Maddux on 6/3 at Atlanta and only the second right-handed batter (also BoDiaz on 9/7/86)...his streak of at least one walk in 10 consecutive games (8/14-23, 14 BB) was snapped in 8/24win vs. Texas...it was the longest such streak by a Yankee since Jesse Barfield also walked in 10 straight gamesfrom 8/9-19/90...reached the 1000-hit plateau with a fifth-inning single and was 3-for-4 on 9/25 vs. Detroit...at26, he became the second youngest Yankee to reach 1000 hits (behind only Mickey Mantle, who was 25 whenhe collected his 1000th hit in 1957)...hit .317 (20-for-63) and led the Yankees with 13 runs and four home runsin the 2000 postseason...had his 17-game post-season hitting streak snapped in Game One of the AmericanLeague Division Series at Oakland, going 0-for-3...was the World Series MVP, hitting .409 (9-for-22) with twodoubles, one triple, 2 HR and 2 RBI in five games...he set a five-game World Series record with 19 total basesand tied five-game records with 9 H and 6 R...he also became the eighth player to lead off a World-Series gamewith a home run in Game Four...became the third shortstop to ever win the World Series MVP Award, joiningthe Yankees' Bucky Dent in 1978 and Detroit's Alan Trammell in 1984...also was named MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game, the first player in baseball history to win both awards in the same season...the only other player towin both awards in his career is Frank Robinson, World Series MVP in 1966 and All-Star MVP in 1971...hasnow hit safely in 14 straight World Series games and has reached base safely in 56 of 61 career post-seasongames.
Continued his ascent among baseball's elite players and culminated his dynamic season with a third World Championship in his first four full seasons...only two other Yankee players (Mickey Mantle--21 years old, and Joe DiMaggio--23 years old) have won three championships at a younger age...hit .349 with 24 HR and 102 RBI in 158 games (all at shortstop)...set career highs in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.349), runs (134), hits (219), home runs (24), RBI (102), doubles (37), triples (9) and walks (91)...was among the A.L. leaders in multi-hit games (1st--67), hits (1st), batting average (2nd), runs (2nd), triples (T2nd), on-base percentage (3rd--438) and total bases (T4th-346)...ranks fifth on the all-time Yankees list (500 games or more) with a .318 batting average...trails only Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (.349), Lou Gehrig (.340), Earle Combs (.325) and Joe DiMaggio (.325)...his 102 RBI were the second most ever by a Yankee shortstop in a single season behind only Lyn Lary's 107 in 1931...led the Yankees in hits for the fourth straight season and became the first player since Ernie Banks to lead his team in hits in each of his first four full seasons...his 219 hits were the fourth highest single-season total by a Yankee and most since 1986 (Don Mattingly, 238)...joined center-fielder Bernie Williams as the first pair of Yankee teammates to record 200 or more hits in the same season since Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig accomplished the feat in 1939...along with Williams, he became the first Yankee to score 100 or more runs in four straight seasons since Frank Crosetti did it from 1936-39...became the first player to score at least 100 runs in four straight seasons starting with his rookie year since Jim Gilliam did it for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1953-56...was named to his second All-Star Team by Yankees' manager Joe Torre (was 0-for-1)...reached base safely in each of the first 53 games of the season, the longest streak in the Majors in 1999 and the longest by a Yankee in the post-expansion era (since 1961)...the streak ended in a 7-2 loss on 6/6 vs. the Mets...had six hitting streaks of at least 10 games this season, including a season-high 16 game streak from 5/4-22...tied his career high with 5 RBI in a 10-1 win on 5/7 vs. Seattle...posted seven consecutive multi-hit games from 6/7-14, the most by a Yankee since Dave Winfield in 1988...batted third for the first time in his career on 6/18 vs. Anaheim and went 2-for-3 with 2 R, 1 RBI and 1 HBP...also stole home on the front end of a double steal with Chili Davis...hit in the third position from 6/18-7/1, batting .395 (17-for-43) and hitting safely in each of the 11 games...missed his first game of 1999 on 6/27 at Baltimore with cramps in his left hamstring...batted fourth for the first time ever on 7/10 at New York (NL)...was 0-for-4 with 1 IBB...was hitless in consecutive games on 7/31 and 8/1 at Boston for the first time since 9/22-23/98 vs. Cleveland...snapped a career-high-tying 0-for-17 skid with the game-winning two-run home run off David Wells in the eighth inning of a 3-1 victory on 8/2 vs. Toronto (had last gone 0-for-17 in April of 1997)...the home run was his 20th of the season, making him the first Yankee shortstop ever to hit 20 homers in a season...recorded a season-high four hits--tying his career high--in an 8-3 win on 9/5 at Anaheim...hit .375 (18-for-48) and lead the Yankees with 10 runs scored in the '99 postseason...hit safely in all 12 games of the postseason and 17 consecutive post-season games overall, tying Hank Bauer for the all-time record...has hit safely in eight straight World Series games, dating back to Game One of the 1998 Series vs. San Diego.
Continued his emergence as one of the game's premier talents, batting .324 with 19 HR and 84 RBI in 149 games (148 starts at SS)...finished third in the American-League MVP voting (behind Juan Gonzalez and Nomar Garciaparra)...was among the American-League leaders in batting average (5th), runs (1st), hits (3rd), triples (T4th), multi-hit games (T2nd) and at-bats (6th)...broke the single-season home-run record for Yankee shortstops (previously held by Roy Smalley in 1982 with 16)...with 203 hits, he joined Phil Rizzuto as the second Yankee shortstop to collect 200 or more hits in a season (Rizzuto had 200 in 1950)...broke the Major-League record for the most runs scored by a shortstop in his first three full seasons with 352 (previously held by Detroit's Donie Bush with 343 from 1908-11)...joined Frank Crosetti as the only Yankee shortstops to score 100 or more runs in three or more consecutive seasons (Crosetti did it in four straight seasons from 1936-39)...combined with second-baseman Chuck Knoblauch to become the first pair of Yankee middle infielders to each hit 15 or more home runs in the same season (Knoblauch had 17)...they also became the third pair of middle-infield teammates in American-League history to record at least 30 stolen bases each in a single season (also SS Jack Barry and 2B Eddie Collins of the 1911 Philadelphia Athletics and SS Bert Campaneris and 2B Phil Garner of the 1976 Oakland Athletics)...was named to his first All-Star Team by Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove (0-for-1)...drove in a career-high five runs on 5/6 at Texas...had a season-high 15-game hitting streak from 5/2-20, batting .456 (31-for-68) with 4 HR and 19 RBI during the streak...hit safely in 24 of 25 games from 4/20-5/20...was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on 6/4 with a strained abdominal muscle sustained on a check swing on 6/3 vs. Tampa Bay...missed 12 games due to injury and the Yankees were 9-3 in those games...was named the American League's Player-of-the-Month for August, batting .382 (50-for-131) with 30 runs, nine doubles, four home runs and 22 RBI in 32 games...with 50 hits in August, he became the first Yankee to collect 50 hits in a month since Joe DiMaggio had 53 in July of 1941...joined Seattle's Alex Rodriguez as the only players to reach 50 hits in a month in the 1990's (Rodriguez had 54 hits in August of '96)...had the second multi-homer game of his career in the Yankees' American-League-East clinching victory on 9/9 at Boston...started every game of the postseason, batting .235 with 0 HR and 3 RBI...hit .353 (6-for-17) vs. San Diego in the World Series.
Followed a stellar rookie season with another solid performance in '97, batting .291 with 10 HR and 70 RBI in 159 games (all starts)...led the American League with 748 plate appearances and tied for first with 142 singles...ranked third in at-bats (654) and hits (190) and tied for fourth in games played (159)...also ranked fourth in runs scored (116), tied for fifth in triples (7) and ninth in stolen bases (23)...had a team-leading 57 multi-hit games, tying him for third in the American League...scored 100+ runs in each of his first two seasons, making him only the second Yankee to accomplish the feat (Joe DiMaggio 1936-37)...became only the fifth Yankee to play 140 or more games in their rookie and sophomore seasons (also Earle Combs, Tony Lazzeri, Tom Tresh and Alvaro Espinoza)...batted in four positions in the Yankee order with most of his success leading off...in 102 games in the leadoff spot, he hit .321 (137-for-427) with 6 HR and 45 RBI...in 33 games in the seventh spot, he hit .254 (32-for-126) with 2 HR and 12RBI...in 23 games in the second spot, he hit .206 (20-for-97) with 2 HR and 13 RBI...in one game in the eighth spot, he was 1-for-4...had two four-hit games (4/5 at Oakland and 7/10 vs. Detroit), tying his career high...had a season-high 11-game hitting streak from 5/4-15...scored a career-high four runs on 6/10 vs. Chicago...snapped a career-high 75-game homerless drought with a leadoff homer on 8/7 at Texas (previous streak was 41 games from 4/3-5/23/96)...had his first career multi-homer game with 2 HR and 4 RBI on 8/20 at Anaheim (Game 2)...started all five games of the Division Series vs. Cleveland at shortstop, hitting .333 (7-for-21) with 2 HR and 2 RBI...hit the second of three consecutive home runs in the sixth inning of Game One (between Raines and O'Neill)...it was the first time three consecutive home runs have ever been hit in post-season play.
Hit .314 with 10 HR and 78 RBI in winning the American-League Rookie-of-the-Year Award...became the club's first Opening-Day rookie shortstop since Tom Tresh in 1962...hit his first Major-League home run on Opening Day, a solo shot off Dennis Martinez on 4/2 at Cleveland...led the Yankees with 183 hits and 156 games started (all at SS)...tied with Tino Martinez for the team lead in multi-hit games with 49...was fourth in the American League with 142 singles...played the most games of any American-League rookie (157) and had a stretch of 105 starts before sitting out the second game of a doubleheader on 9/25 vs. Milwaukee...had a career-high 17-game hitting streak from 9/7-25, the longest by a Yankee rookie since Joe DiMaggio's streak of 18 games in 1936...his 77 RBI were the most by a rookie shortstop since Julio Franco drove in 80 in 1980 (no other rookie in the expansion era has driven in more than 75)...hit an inside-the-park home run on 8/2 at Kansas City, the first by a Yankee since Alvaro Espinoza on 7/21/90 at Minnesota...hit .361 with 12 R, 1 HR and 3 RBI in the postseason...scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning in Game Two of the Divsion Series vs. Texas after 3B Dean Palmer overthrew first base on a Charlie Hayes bunt...hit a controversial game-tying home run off Armando Benitez in the eighth inning of Game One of the ALCS when a young fan reached over the wall (Yankees would win 5-4 in 11 innings)...was named American-League Rookie-of-the-Year by the BBWAA.
Contract was purchased by the Yankees on 5/29 after Tony Fernandez was placed on the disabled list with a strained rib cage muscle...made 13 starts and batted .234 with 0 HR and 6 RBI before he was optioned back to Columbus on 6/11...was recalled on 9/3, appearing in two games and raising his average to .250...was named to the International League All-Star Team...his .317 BA led all Yankee minor leaguers and ranked third among Triple-A shortstops...ranked third among Triple-A players with 96 runs...tied for fifth in Triple-A with 9 triples and was seventh with 154 hits.
Was named Minor-League Player-of-the-Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News, USA Today Baseball Weekly and Topps/NAPBL after hitting .344 with 5 HR, 68 RBI and 50 stolen bases at Triple-A Columbus, Double-A Albany and Class-A Tampa...became the first Yankee prospect to win the Baseball America and USA Today awards...was also named MVP of the Florida State League...his .344 BA led all minor-league shortstops and ranked 10th in the minors overall...also ranked among all minor leaguers with 186 hits (2nd), 103 runs (10th) and 50 stolen bases (T14th)...was named the Yankees' Minor-League Player-of-the-Year after leading the organization in batting average, stolen bases, runs, hits and triples...hit .232 in the season's first month, but was named the organization's Player-of-the-Month for May after hitting .391 and leading the minor leagues with 31 runs scored...earned a June promotion to Albany after hitting .367 in his last 49 games at Tampa...was the Florida State League's Player-of-the-Month for June...had a five-hit game on 6/10 at Sarasota...hit .420 in July at Albany and was named Topps' Eastern-League Player-of-the-Month...was promoted to Columbus on 8/1...hit safely in 28 of 35 games for the Clippers and did not go hitless in consecutive games...finished the season with a five-game hitting streak, batting .579 (11-for-19), including a 4-for-4 performance on 8/31 vs. Toledo...Yankee affiliates combined for a .621 winning percentage (87-53) with Jeter on the roster and a .502 winning percentage without him (138-137)...committed 25 errors in 616 chances at shortstop, including seven errors at Columbus, six at Albany and 12 at Tampa...played for Chandler in the Arizona Fall League and hit .278 with 9 RBI, 2 SB and 11 errors in 16 games before he was sidelined with mild inflammation in his right shoulder.
Was voted the "Most Outstanding Major-League Prospect" by South Atlantic League managers after hitting .295 with 5 HR, 71 RBI and 18 stolen bases at Class-A Greensboro...was named to the All-Star Team after finishing second in the league in triples (11), third in hits (152) and 11th in batting average...ranked fifth in the organization in batting average...committed 56 errors in 126 games at shortstop...ranked second in the league in errors by a shortstop...was voted by Baseball America as the South Atlantic League's Best Defensive Shortstop, Most Exciting Player and Best Infield Arm.
Was the Yankees' first-round selection and the sixth pick overall in the June 1992 free-agent draft...was the first high-school player chosen in the draft...became the third shortstop selected in Yankees' history with a first round pick, joining Rex Hudler (1978) and Dennis Sherrill (1974)...combined to hit .210 with 4 HR and 29 RBI in 58 games at Class-A Tampa and Greensboro...had 12 errors in 211 chances at Tampa and nine errors in 48 chances at Greensboro.