Captain's Log: Jeter against the Cardinals
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 Busch Stadium this week, we take a look at how Jeter has matched up with the Cardinals over the last two decades.
It's hard to believe that Derek Jeter, who made his MLB debut in 1995, has only three career regular season games in St. Louis. And, believe it or not, none of them are even at the new Busch Stadium (opened in 2006). His last series came at the old stadium in 2005.
He did, however, play and start in the 2009 All-Star game in St. Louis, when he went 0-2 with two runs scored. And, despite being the two most successful franchises in baseball, the Yankees and Cardinals have not met in the World Series during Jeter's career.
Derek Jeter's career line vs. Cardinals (6 games/26 AB)
.308 average (8 hits) 0 HR, 4 RBI, 7 runs
Jeter's career line in St. Louis (3 games/13 AB)
.385 average (5 hits) 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 runs
Memorable Jeter moment against St. Louis
Sliding in on coach:
On June 15th, 2003, the Cardinals visited the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The catcher for the Cardinals that day was current Yankees manager Joe Girardi. In the third inning, Derek Jeter stole a base on his coach, and later scored on a Jason Giambi single. Jeter slid hard into Girardi, barely beating out the throw from Orlando Palmeiro.