BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in 1992, the New York Yankees made their best selection in franchise history since the institution of the MLB Draft. With the No. 6 overall pick in the first round, the Yankee selected shortstop Derek Jeter from Kalamazoo Central High School.
Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame pitcher Hal Newhouser, who was the Director of Scouting for the Houston Astros, was so dismayed at the organization choosing Phil Nevin with the No. 1 overall pick, that he resigned in disgust.
On this day in 1992, the Yankees drafted a skinny infielder from Kalamazoo, Michigan named Derek Sanderson Jeter.