Captain's Log: Jeter against the MetsA look back at The Captain's career against the Yankees' interborough rivalry
The 2014 season will be Derek Jeter's last, the culmination of 20 years of dominance in Major League Baseball. With his pending retirement announced, Jeter will make his final visits to 18 ballparks this year, play in his final game at Yankee Stadium, and, if all goes well, his final All-Star Game and postseason as well.
Throughout the season, as Jeter makes his final stop in each opposing city, YESNetwork.com will take a look back at just how well the surefire Hall of Famer has done at every locale - and with the Yankees making their only trip to Citi Field this week, we take a look at how Jeter has matched up with the Mets over the last two decades.
Derek Jeter has played 86 games against the Mets during his career, including a few World Series games in 2000. When you include only teams that Jeter has played 10 games or more against, The Captain has a better average against the Mets (.369) than any other team.
The Mets played at Shea Stadium until 2008, when they upgraded to the beautiful Citi Field right next door. Derek Jeter hit .409 in the 2000 World Series against the Mets and was the World Series Most Valuable Player.
Derek Jeter's career line vs. Mets (86 games/352 AB's)
.369 average (130 hits) 13 HR, 43 RBI, 19 SB
Jeter's career line in Queens (41 games/167 AB's)
.305 average (51 hits) 3 HR, 20 RBI, 14 SB
Jeter's career line in Queens, broken down by stadium:
-Shea Stadium: (34 games, 137 AB) .321 BA, 3 HR, 18 RBI.
-Citi Field: (7 games, 30 AB) .233 average, 2 RBI.
Bonus line: Jeter in the 2000 World Series:
-5 games. .409 average (9-22), 2 HR, 5 XBH, 2 RBI (Won Series MVP)
Memorable Jeter moments against the Mets:
Games 4 and 5:
October 25, 2000: World Series, Game 4. After losing Game 3 the night before at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter takes Bobby Jones deep on the first pitch of the game and the Yankees win the game 3-2 to take a 3-1 lead in the series.
October 26, 2000: World Series, Game 5. Down 2-1 in the top of the 6th, Derek Jeter takes YES Network's own Al Leiter deep for a solo shot to tie the game at 2. The Yankees would go on to win 4-2 and clinch the series 4-1.