Captain's Log: Derek Jeter's career against the Toronto Blue Jays
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 has been making his final visits to 18 ballparks this year, played his final All-Star Game, and will play in his final game at Yankee Stadium in September.
Throughout the season, as Jeter has made his final stop in each opposing city, YESNetwork.com has taken a look back at just how well the surefire Hall of Famer has done at every locale - and with the Yankees making their last trip to Rogers Centre this weekend, we take a look at how Jeter has matched up with the Blue Jays over the last two decades.
This weekend, Derek Jeter will say so long to Rogers Centre, and while he has said his fair share of goodbyes already this season, this will be the first time it will take place at an AL East ballpark. The Captain has faced off against the Blue Jays 262 times in his career, but never in the postseason.
Jeter has enjoyed his time in Toronto, hitting over .300 in 130 games. Rogers Centre is behind only Yankee Stadium (both old and new), Camden Yards and Fenway Park in terms of games played for Jeter.
Derek Jeter's career line vs. Blue Jays (262 games/1056 AB)
.313 average (331 hits) 23 HR, 107 RBI, 183 runs
Jeter's career line in Toronto (130 games/536 AB)
.304 average (163 hits) 11 HR, 54 RBI, 91 runs.
MEMORABLE JETER MOMENTS IN TORONTO:
On May 28th, 1999, Derek Jeter faced off against a young Chris Carpenter at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Jeter would get the best of him, knocking three consecutive doubles off the right-hander. The Yankees went on to win the game, 10-6.
OPENING (MAY) DAY:
On Opening Day at Rogers Centre in 2003, Derek Jeter tried to go from 1st and 3rd on a single in the first inning. Jays catcher Ken Huckaby ran over to cover third, and Jeter slid hard into him, dislocating his left shoulder. Along with Jeter's ankle injury in 2012-13, it remains one of the most serious injuries of The Captain's career.