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Derek Jeter's road to 40

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17 years, 11 months, 6 days: The shortstop from Central (Kalamazoo, Mich.) is taken by the Yankees with the sixth overall pick in the Draft.

20 years, 3 months, 5 days: Jeter is named Baseball America's Minor Leaguer of the Year.

20 years, 11 months, 4 days: Jeter's seeing-eye single off the Mariners' Tim Belcher is the first hit of his career. Watch

21 years, 9 months, 7 days: Jeter takes Dennis Martinez deep on Opening Day for his first homer. Watch

 

22 years, 3 months, 13 days: In Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, Jeter's fly ball makes 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier a household name. Watch

22 years, 4 months, 9 days: Fresh off his first World Series win, Jeter is named the unanimous choice for the AL Rookie of the Year Award.

26 years, 15 days: With a 3-for-3 showing and two RBIs, Jeter is named MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game. Watch

26 years, 3 months, 29 days: Jeter leads off Game 4 of the Subway Series with a homer, en route to Series MVP honors. Watch

27 years, 3 months, 17 days: "The Flip." Need we say more? Watch

27 years, 4 months, 5 days, 4 minutes: Jeter becomes "Mr. November" with a 12:04 a.m. ET walk-off winner against the D-backs in the 2001 World Series. Watch

28 years, 11 months, 8 days: Jeter is named the 14th captain in Yankees history.

30 years, 5 days: Jeter dives into the stands for his famous 12th-inning catch against the Red Sox. Watch

34 years, 2 months, 26 days: Surrounded by his teammates, Jeter makes the final farewell speech at old Yankee Stadium. Watch

35 years, 2 months, 16 days: With hit No. 2,722, Jeter passes Lou Gehrig for first place on the Yanks' all-time list. Watch

37 years, 13 days: Jeter becomes the second player ever (joining Wade Boggs) to notch No. 3,000 on a home run. Watch

39 years, 1 month, 2 days: Jeter returns from a broken ankle in dramatic fashion with a first-pitch homer. Watch

39 years, 7 months, 17 days: Jeter announces on his Facebook page that the 2014 season will be his last. Watch

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