On Thursday afternoon, Derek Jeter will bid farewell to Detroit as he plays his final regular-season game at Comerica Park. Detroit is the fifth-last stop in Jeter’s swan-song tour, which brings to an end a glittering 20-year MLB career.
Undoubtedly, Jeter’s name will be etched in baseball folklore as one of the game’s all-time greats. You name it, he has achieved it: five World Series titles, 14 All-Star appearances, five Gold Gloves, five Silver Sluggers and the list goes on.
The ensuing slides include Jeter’s personal achievements, as well as significant happenings for the New York Yankees.
Higher rankings were given to important team games/series than Jeter’s own achievements. This was done because team accomplishments (and failures) that he was a part of are more important than individual ones and sit longer in our memories. They would also be more meaningful to Jeter, who has always put his team first.
Jeter has experienced plenty of big moments—both positive and negative—over the years in Detroit. His skills and grace have been on show for Michiganders for nearly two decades, and with only one game left to savor him, now is the time to look back at Jeter’s best (and worst) times in the Motor City.