Captain's Log: Derek Jeter's career against the Texas Rangers
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, his final All-Star Game, and, if all goes well, his final postseason games.
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 Globe Life Park in Arlington this week, we take a look at how Jeter has matched up with the Rangers over the last two decades.
Derek Jeter has faced the Texas Rangers plenty of times during his career, including many games in October. He has faced them four times in the postseason, to be exact -- the ALDS in 1996, 1998, and 1999, as well as the 2010 ALCS.
In those four matchups, Jeter hit .253 against the Rangers. However, Jeter and the Yanks lost only ONE game to Texas in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 ALDS' combined.
Derek Jeter has more home runs against the Rangers (24) than any other opposing team outside of the AL East.
Derek Jeter's career line vs. Rangers (146 games/596 ABs)
.326 average (194 hits), 24 HR, 90 RBI
Jeter's career line in Arlington: (70 games/306 ABs)
.327 average (100 hits), 10 HR, 40 RBI
MEMORABLE JETER MOMENTS IN ARLINGTON
On May 6, 1998, Derek Jeter has four hits and drives in a career-high five runs, three of which come on a bases-loaded triple in the second inning. He would later homer in the ninth inning off former teammate John Wetteland.
BACK TO BACK
On May 8, 2011, Derek Jeter drives Texas starter Dave Bush from the game with a home run in the top of the fifth and then homers again off reliever Arthur Rhodes (as part of a back-to-back with Curtis Granderson) in the top of the seventh as part of a 12-5 Yankees rout of the Rangers. It is Jeter's 10th career multi-homer game.