New York Yankees star Derek Jeter makes his final regular-season visit to the Coliseum this weekend before retiring at the end of the season. Vote on his the top moment of his Hall of Fame career.
THE JEFFREY MAIER HOME RUN
As a rookie in 1996, Jeter hit what appeared to be a home run to right field in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles. But a 12-year-old fan -- Jeffrey Maier -- reached over the fence and reeled in the baseball. The umpires ruled it a home run, which didn't sit well with the Orioles, especially with the game at Yankee Stadium. New York went on to beat the Orioles and win the World Series, the first of five during Jeter's tenure.
MVP OF SUBWAY WORLD SERIES
Because everything in New York is bigger and better than anywhere else -- just ask any New Yorker -- being named World Series MVP in 2000, when the Yankees beat the Mets, is a notable highlight. Jeter was 9-for-22 in the first Subway World Series since 1956, and the Yankees won in five games. Jeter batted leadoff.
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DIVE INTO THE STANDS
Jeter proved his grit with an all-out hustle play that preserved an extra-inning tie with the rival Boston Red Sox on July 21, 2004. With the game tied at 3-3 in the 12th inning, Boston's Trot Nixon hit a ball that looked as if it would drop in behind third base and drive in two runs. Instead Jeter sped in from shortstop and snagged the ball for the third out, his momentum sending him into a head-first dive into the stands. Jeter emerged from the stands bloodied and was removed from the game, but the Yankees would win the game 4-3 an inning later.
YANKEES' ALL-TIME HIT LEADER
On Sept. 11, 2009, Derek Jeter got his 2,722nd hit to become the Yankees all-time hits leader, surpassing Lou Gehrig. But what might be even more significant, the Yankees at that point still didn't have a player with 3,000 hits. Not Ruth, not Gehrig, not Mantle, not Maris. Two years later, however, on July 9, 2011, Jeter ended that statistical oddity by collecting his 3000th hit against Tampa Bay.