As the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins with teams reporting to Spring Training it is a perfect time to pay tribute to The Captain, Derek Jeter, and reflect on his remarkable career and remember favorite puzzle pieces of memories from watching his wonderful twenty year career (stats were compiled from mlb.com, baseball-almanac.com, espn.com).

2006 ALDS – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – October 6, 2006

Drafted 6th Overall in 1992 by the New York Yankees

MLB Debut – May 29, 1995

1996 Became the first Yankees Opening Day Rookie Shortstop Since Tom Tresh in 1962

1996 Rookie of the Year

.361 Batting Average in 1996 World Series Title (Last Yankees Championship was 1978)

Five World Series Championships (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009)

Derek Jeter - 8-28-14

Derek Jeter – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – August 28, 2014

Career Batting Average – .310

Career At Bats – 11,195

Career Hits – 3,465 (Yankees All-Time Career Leader)

Derek Jeter - May 10, 2010 - Batting Moves

Derek Jeter – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – May 10, 2010

Career Base on Balls – 1,082

Career Strike Outs – 1,840

Jeter - 5-10-10 - Ready for the Pitch

Derek Jeter – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – May 10, 2010

Career Home Runs – 260

Career RBI’s – 1,311

Jeter - At Bat - 7-15-04

Derek Jeter – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – July 15, 2004

Career On-Base Percentage – .377

Career Slugging Percentage – .440

Career On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage – .817

Jeter - Shortstop - 8-28-14

Derek Jeter – Shortstop – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – August 28, 2014

Career Fielding Percentage – .976

Five Gold Glove Awards

14 Time All-Star Shortstop

Derek Jeter - August 28, 2014

Derek Jeter – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – August 28, 2014

Career Runs – 1,923

Career Doubles – 544

Career Triples – 66

Derek Jeter - July 15, 2004

Derek Jeter – New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – July 15, 2004

2000 World Series MVP

2000 All-Star MVP

2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

Derek Jeter's Last Game at Comerica Park - August 28, 2014

Derek Jeter’s Last Game at Comerica Park – August 28, 2014

Career Games – 2,747

Gabby IPAD Puzzle

Gabby – New York Yankee Fan

Career Fans – Watching Countless Great Games on MLB TV or Live (Win or Loss)

Career Fans – Years of Watching a Class Act On and Off The Field

Career Fans – Countless Memories and Years of Enjoyment