Derek Jeter meets his former New York mate, Jose Reyes, on a double-play attempt.All season we’ll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Here’s a look at his career against the Blue Jays, whom the Yankees open a series against on Thursday.
30 SB in 36 attempts
By the numbers
• Jeter's 333 hits vs. the Blue Jays are 70 more than any other player (Robin Yount is second with 263).
• Jeter is the all-time leader in hits (165), runs (91) and games played (133) at Rogers Centre by a visiting player.
• The Yankees last everyday shortstop before Jeter was Tony Fernandez, who was their primary starter in 1995. Fernandez is the Blue Jays all-time leader in games played with 1,450 and hits with 1,583.
• Jeter reached base 44 times against the Blue Jays in 2005, with 31 hits, 10 walks and 3 hit by pitches. His 44 times on base are the most by any player in a season vs. the Blue Jays.
• Jeter has five separate hit streaks of at least 10 games against the Blue Jays, his most hit streaks of 10-plus games vs. any team. The only other player in baseball history to have at least five 10-game hit streaks vs. the Blue Jays is Robin Yount.
• He had a 19-game hit streak vs the Blue Jays from 2004-06, tied with Mickey Rivers (1977-78) for the longest by any Yankee player against the team.
• Jeter also had a 34-game on-base streak vs the Blue Jays from 2004-06, tied for the fourth-longest streak by any player vs. Toronto.
• Jeter has four go-ahead or game-tying home runs against the Blue Jays in the seventh inning or later. That is his most such home runs against any team. Three of them came against pitchers who were Jeter teammates at one time -- David Wells (2) and A.J. Burnett (1).
• From 2003-11, both Jose Reyes and Jeter played shortstop in New York, with Reyes playing for the New York Mets. In those seasons, Reyes hit .292 with 1,300 hits in 1,050 games. In that same span, Jeter hit .310 and had 1,698 hits in 1,333 games.
• Jeter has 11 sacrifice bunts against the Blue Jays, his most vs. any team. The only players with more against the Blue Jays all-time are Jim Gantner (14) and Paul Molitor (12).
• Jeter's 265 regular-season games vs. the Blue Jays are his most against any team that he has never faced in the postseason.
• Jeter's .056 batting average against Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen (1-for-18) and his .118 batting average against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey (2-for-17) are his two worst batting averages against active pitchers that he has at least 15 at-bats against.
Jeter's only hit against Janssen was a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on August 27, 2012.
They said it
"One thing you can say about him, his career speaks for itself, but he's one of those guys who seemed to do everything right. Good or bad, he did everything right. He was that guy who always seemed to rise to the occasion when they needed something. Great teams over there, he showed up to play every day."
-- John Gibbons to local media earlier this season
Jeter's best moment
May 28, 1999 -- Jeter went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Yankees' 10-6 win at the Rogers Centre, hitting three doubles in three at-bats off a 24-year-old Chris Carpenter. It is the only game in his career he's had three doubles in one game.
Toronto was also the site of one of his worst moments, when Jeter injured his shoulder in a collision on a slide into third base on Opening Day 2003. The injury would sideline him for six weeks.