Sports history in Black: Derek Jeter leads Yankees to Subway Series win

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

Going into the Year 2000, plenty were worried about the world resetting with electricity and computers. Many can remember people flooding the grocery stores and grabbing up items and gadgets to get themselves Y2K ready.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter takes his turn at bat at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 18, 2014. Photo credit: Derek Jeter, Public domain
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter takes his turn at bat at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 18, 2014. Photo credit: Derek Jeter, public domain

Well, nothing happened that those panicked folks predicted. But what happened in baseball at the end of the 2000 season was something that many will
remember, especially in New York City.

It was the Bronx vs. Queens when the Yankees and Mets took on each other in the 2000 World Series — a.k.a. the Subway Series. The Yankees would end up prevailing in that series, beating the Mets in five games, that concluded on October 26, 2000. The MVP: none other than Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. The then-26-year-old hit .409 for the series with two home runs, two RBIs and three walks — another accomplishment to add to his legendary career.

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