Captain's Log: Jeter against the White Sox
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 U.S. Cellular Field this week, we take a look at how Jeter has matched up with the White Sox over the last two decades.
Derek Jeter, who made his MLB debut in 1995, has 68 career games at U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago's south side. He has played 137 total games against the White Sox in his career. Jeter has seven home runs at the Cell, and that's the third most in his career at any stadium outside of the AL East.
The White Sox and Yankees haven't met during the postseason in Jeter's career. And although the 2003 All-Star Game was at U.S. Cellular Field, Jeter suffered a shoulder injury early in that season and did not make the All-Star Team.
Derek Jeter's career line vs. White Sox (137 games/545 AB)
.297 average (162 hits) 13 HR, 58 RBI, 18 SB
Jeter's career line at U.S. Cellular Field (68 games/278 AB)
.291 average (81 hits) 7 HR, 25 RBI, 10 SB
Helping out a teammate:
On September 19, 2001, Derek Jeter hit two home runs against the White Sox at what was then known as Comiskey Park (the name changed in 2003). As a result of The Captain's bombs, the Yankees won 6-3, giving Roger Clemens his 20th win of the season and propelling his record to an incredible 20-1.
Passing a legend:
On September 16, 2008, Derek Jeter recorded hit No. 1,270 at the old Yankee Stadium against the White Sox, passing Lou Gehrig on the All-Time hit list in the Bronx.