The 50 Greatest Moments in New York Yankees History

20. This Is Why They Call Him Captain

Date: 7/1/2004
To the Yankee faithful, Derek Jeter is a god. To everyone else, DJ is overrated. But one thing that both sides can agree on is his competitive spirit. Over the course of his 17-year career (yeah, we can't believe it either), Jeter has made a history of coming through in the clutch at the plate and making the play that few players would even attempt, like diving into the stands to get the third out of the 12th inning to prevent the runner from scoring. The Captain's sacrifice resulted in cuts and bruises, but No. 2 just sees it as doing whatever it takes to get his team the W.

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