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On May 29, 1995, Derek Jeter played his first game for the New York Yankees.

On that day, the Seattle Mariners played the Yankees in Seattle at the Kingdome Ballpark. Almost 19,000 fans attended the Monday night game. The Mariners beat the Yankees 8-7. So, even the addition of young Jeter couldn’t help the Yankees that day.

The 1995 Mariners went on to qualify for the playoffs as a division winner and finished that year with a record 79-66, tying the California Angels for first in the AL West. Some of the players on the roster in 1995 included Luis Sojo, Tino Martinez and Alex Rodriguez, managed by Lou Piniella.

 Laura Meyers


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