By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
May 15th, 2014
In what almost in all certainty is Derek Jeter’s last game against the Mets, the cross-town rivals sent Jeter off with a nice gift on his farewell tour. Before the last game of the Subway Series, the Mets presented Jeter with a nice subway tile mosaic of his number. In addition to the mosaic, they donated 22,222.22 dollars to the Turn 2 Foundation.
When asked what his greatest memory was against the Mets, Jeter said: “Well, it doesn't get any bigger than playing in the World Series against them. I think that was something I think the whole city was pulling for -- going through the playoffs that year. And then for us to get the opportunity to play that exciting series -- we won that series, but a lot of those games could have gone either way. They were close games. It definitely stands out the most.”
“And then the first time we played them, because the buildup to that, it seemed like it was a playoff game, even though -- I don't know the dates -- but I'm sure it was May or June of that year.”
Jeter finished off his final game against the Mets by going zero for four, but in his career hit .364 with 13 homeruns and 44 RBIs.