» June 1, 1992:
The Astros select Cal State–Fullerton 3B Phil Nevin with the 1st pick in the amateur draft. Picking 6th, the Yanks take Derek Jeter, who will reject a University of Michigan offer to sign with New York. The Marlins will use their 1st pick on catcher Charles Johnson. The A's take Jason Giambi (2nd round) and the Cards get T.J. Mathews on the 36th. The Brewers take Ken Felder on the 1st round but he will prove a flop: their best pick is Scott Karl (6th round). Marvin Benard goes to the Giants on the 50th round.
» June 2, 1996:
At Oakland, the Yankees win 11–4 and do it the old—fashioned way—by stealing eight bases. Gerald Williams, with 10 career steals, has four steals to tie a club record, and rookie Derek Jeter adds 2. Kenny Rogers (4–1) is the benefactor, pitching six 1/3 innings for the win, as the Yankees stay one 1/2 games ahead of the O's.
» August 21, 1996:
Welcome to the Bigs. Derek Jeter hits a home run off Jason Dickson's first ML pitch, but that's all the scoring for the slumping Yankees as the Angels' rookie wins, 7–1. Chili Davis has a pair of homers, the first off loser Jimmy Key (9–10).
» October 9, 1996: Bernie Williams' 11th-inning home run gives the Yankees a 5-4 win over Baltimore in the opening game of the ALCS. Williams' home run was made possible when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reaches over the left field fence in the 8th inning, interfering with a ball hit by Derek Jeter. It is ruled a home run which ties the game, 4-4.
» November 5, 1996: Yankee SS Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. Jeter was the Yanks Opening Day shortstop, the first rookie to start at SS for New York since Tom Tresh in 1962.
» September 30, 1997: Cleveland scores five runs in the 1st inning, but the Yankees come back to win with five of their own in the 6th to defeat the Indians in Game one of their playoff series, 8-6. Tim Raines, Derek Jeter, and Paul O'Neill hit consecutive home runs in the decisive inning, giving Mario Mendoza the victory.
» April 11, 1998: Andy Pettitte pitches the Yankees to a 3–1 win over the A's, to put the team over the .500 mark for the first time in the season. Pettitte earned his 1st win of the year, beating Tom Candiotti. Derek Jeter has two hits, two runs, and two steals.
» May 6, 1998:
In a wild game, the Yankees (22–6) beat the Rangers, 15-13, after jumping out to a 9-0 lead with two in the 1st and seven in the 2nd. But the Rangers came back with seven in the 3rd. After the Yankees score four in the top of the 4th, the Rangers score three to cut the lead to 13-10, then tie it with three in the 6th. Jorge Posada's RBI single gives the Yankees the lead in the 8th. Derek Jeter has four hits, including a triple and homer, and five RBI, while Paul O'Neill contributes three hits, two runs, two RBI, a double and a home run. Juan Gonzalez has three hits, five RBI, three runs and a home run for the Rangers. The game is a turning point for David Wells. After Wells allows seven runs on seven hits in two 2/3 innings, he receives a tongue lashing from Joe Torre which proves therapeutic.
» June 1, 1999: At Yankee Stadium, Roger Clemens and New York overpower the Indians, 11-5. Derek Jeter has two hits, three runs, and has now reached base in all 50 Yankee games (a record going back to 1961). Reliever Steve Reed plunks Jeter in the 8th, then Paul O'Neill hits 2-run home run.
» June 6, 1999:
The Mets defeat the Yankees, 7-2 to end Roger Clemens' 20-game winning streak. The Mets also end SS Derek Jeter's streak of reaching base in 53 consecutive games as they snap an 8-game losing streak of their own.
» October 18, 1999: The Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 6-1, to win the ALCS and their 36th American League pennant. Orlando Hernandez wins the clincher for NY, and is named MVP of the LCS. Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada homer for the Yanks.
» June 3, 2000: Brian Jordan has four RBIs to lead the Braves to a 11-7 win over the Yankees. Greg Maddux (5 2/3 IP, 13 H, seven ER, three BB, five SO) allows hits to the first four batters he faces for the first time in his career. Roger Clemens (5 IP, six H, six R, four ER, four BB, seven SO) is equally ineffective and neither get a decision. Derek Jeter has four hits and two walks, just the 6th player to get four hits in a game off Maddux.
» July 11, 2000: The American League wins its 4th consecutive All-Star Game, beating the National League, 6-3. Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Chipper Jones of the Braves each go 3-for-3 in the contest. Jeter takes MVP honors, while Chicago's James Baldwin gets the victory.
» October 14, 2000:
The Yankees whitewash the Mariners, 5-0, behind Roger Clemens' 1-hit shutout. Clemens fans 15 Mariners as New York moves out to a 3-games-to-1 lead over Seattle. The Yankees score their runs on a 3-run homer by Derek Jeter and a 2-run blast by David Justice. Al Martin's double off the glove of Tino Martinez in the 7th inning is the Mariners' only hit. The two team's total of six hits ties an ALCS record for fewest safeties in a game.
» October 25, 2000: The Yankees defeat the Mets, 3-2, to take a commanding 3-games-to-1 lead in the Series. Derek Jeter homers off Bobby Jones on the 1st pitch of the game for the Bronx Bombers. The Yankee bullpen saves the game with four 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Mike Piazza's 2-run homer accounts for all the Mets scoring.
» October 26, 2000: The Yankees defeat the Mets, 4-2, to win their 26th World Series, 4-games-to-1. Luis Sojo's single in the top of the 9th drives home the winning run for NY. Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter homer for the Yankees, and Jeter is named the Series MVP.
» April 19, 2001: The Yankees defeat the Blue Jays, 6-5, in 17 innings and almost six hours. Six relievers pitch 11 scoreless innings before Chuck Knoblauch walks and Derek Jeter singles him to 2B. Paul O'Neill's 4th hit of the game finally ends it.
» May 5, 2001:
New York's Andy Pettitte allows two hits and no earned runs in seven innings to beat the Orioles, 5–2. Derek Jeter steals home—the first Yankee to do it in eight years—in New York's 4-run 3rd inning.
» May 12, 2001:
The Yankees extend their mouthful major-league record of 15 straight wins since the start of a season over teams with a below .500 record. They beat the Orioles, 8–5, on Derek Jeter's 3-run home run in the 8th. David Justice and Bernie Williams also homer for NY.
» May 23, 2001: The Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 7-3 as SS Derek Jeter gets five hits, including a double and home run. David Cone (0-1) takes the loss, going five innings and giving up three runs. Andy Pettitte is the winner.
» July 10, 2001: The AL defeats the NL, 4–1, in the All–Star Game. Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. thrills the crowd by hitting a home run and winning the MVP award at the affair. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez also homer for the Junior Circuit.
» July 15, 2001: The battle of two first place teams draws 59,470 at Philadelphia as the Yanks lose a sloppy game to the Phils, 9–3. In the 5th, Jimmy Rollins takes 2B on a PB, then swipes 3rd for his 26th straight successful steal. Jorge Posada has three passed balls and should have been charged with a 4th, while Derek Jeter makes a critical error. Posada will lead the majors in PBs this year with 18.
» October 15, 2001: The Yankees defeat the A's, 5-3, to move into the ALCS. In doing so, they become the 1st team ever to win a best-of-5 series after losing the first two games at home. SS Derek Jeter gets a pair of hits to break Pete Rose's postseason record with 87. David Justice hits a pinch-hitter home run for NY while Mike Stanton gets the win in relief. Jason Giambi goes 4-for-4 for Oakland.
» October 31, 2001: In a thrilling contest, the Yankees defeat the Diamondbacks, 4-3 in 10 innings, to tie the Series at two games apiece. Tino Martinez's 2-out, 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th ties the game, and Derek Jeter's blast in the bottom of the 10th wins it for New York. Both homers come off Byung-Hyun Kim who relieved Curt Schilling in the 8th inning. Mariano Rivera gets the win in relief for the Yankees.
» March 11, 2002:
Thrown out stealing. The Yankees release OF Ruben Rivera for stealing Derek Jeter's mitt out of his locker, and selling it on the black market for $2,500. There are rumors that Rivera also took other memorabilia items, such as things belonging to Roger Clemens, but Clemens denies it. Rivera had been signed to a one year contract for $1 million.
» September 17, 2002: Alfonso Soriano gets five hits, including a 2B and home run, as the Yankees fall to the Devil Rays, 9–7. Bernie Williams scores his 100th run in the loss to reach that mark for the 7th straight year. He is the 4th Yankee to score 100 this year, the first Yankee team to do so since 1941. Williams and Derek Jeter combine to tie the major-league record for consecutive years for teammates both having 100+ runs.
» October 1, 2002: The Yankees score four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to come from behind and defeat the Angels, 8–5, in the 1st game of their division series. Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi, Bernie Williams, and Rondell White all homer for NY while Troy Glaus hits a pair of home runs for Anaheim. Steve Karsay gets the win in relief. This is the Angels first time in the playoffs since 1986, but hey face the same starting pitcher today as they did in their last playoff appearance: Roger Clemens.
» October 2, 2002: The Angels even their series with the Yankees at one game apiece by coming from behind to take an 8–6 decision. Anaheim gets home runs from Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson, Troy Glaus, and Scott Spiezio while Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter stroke round–trippers for NY. Francisco Rodriguez gets his 1st ML win in relief.