It’s Derek Jeter’s final opening day, so as the Yankee shortstop gets ready to start his final season,we take a look back at what Major League Baseball was like when Jeter played his first game in the big leagues on May 29, 1995.
Tupac Shakur was still alive, the Bills were only one season removed from their last Super Bowl appearance, and the Braves eked out a one-run victory despite an error by 23-year old third-baseman Chipper Jones. Tony Gwynn was in the lineup for the Padres, Dave Winfield was playing for the Indians and several current MLB teams were not yet in existence.
Read all the details in our posts below.
- Jeter Debuting and San Diego Sports’ Underachieving
- The Vet Who Changed Baseball History
- Baseball royalty made their marks in the books
- Jeter Breaks in, Cincinnati Reds Get a Day Off
- A Look Back at Jeter’s Historic Debut
- Here Comes The Captain
- The Phillies way back when
- Not sleepless in Seattle
- Jeter Moves In
- Diamondbacks favor young athletes throughout the years
- A blast from the past – Houston Astros news from May 29, 1995
- Orioles lost… again
- Jeter debuts and the Indians come out on top
- Derek Jeter begins career, the Rays don’t exist