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On this date in Yankees history: Derek Jeter’s MLB debut

SEATTLE, WASH. — On this date in 1995, Derek Jeter made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees. Called up from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, the shortstop prospect joined the big club at the Kingdome to take on the Seattle Mariners.

Jeter started at shortstop and batted ninth, going 0-for-5 in the contest between facing Rafael Carmona, Jeff Nelson, and Bobby Ayala.

Yet, in the field, Jeter would record his first assist on a 1-6-3 double-play ball from Jack McDowell to retire Luis Sojo and the M’s in the sixth inning.

Despite the rest of the lineup collecting 11 hits, the Yankees fell in the twelfth after Rich Amaral took Scott Bankhead deep for a walk-off homer, 8-7.

Jeter would eventually get on the board with a pair of knocks in the next game.