Barring unexpected and improbable runs to the World Series by both the New York Yankees and New York Mets, Derek Jeter has played his last game against the crosstown rivals. After 93 games—including five during the 2000 World Series—against New York's National League team, Jeter's Queens farewell is in the books.
When the Subway Series began in the summer of 1997, it mirrored the rise of Jeter. Both were young, new and exciting. All these years later, both still have the ability to push the needle in New York, generate a buzz and drive excitement during interleague play.
With more than a half season worth of games against an in-town rival, many moments in a special career stick out. Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine shared his most vivid memories of facing Jeter during an event on May 15 at the MLB Fan Cave.
"Not many favorites stick out when it comes to Derek because he seemed to always come up big against me," Valentine said. "The World Series in 2000—a great relay throw, hit up the middle, big home run. In 1997, he had one of the first hits of the Subway Series. There's too many to count."
After listening to Valentine reminisce about an old rival, Bleacher Report felt it would be right to rank those uncountable moments.
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