2014 will mark Derek Jeter’s last season in baseball. Considered one of baseball’s greatest players, Jeter will be missed. Jeter made his major league debut on May 29, 1995. To give you a sense of just how long he’s been a Yankee, we’ve collected some interesting facts that will put things into perspective for you and probably make you feel a little old. Did you know that Google didn’t even exist when Jeter started playing in the big leagues? Find out more eye-opening tidbits!
Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, during betting practice prior to a game in 1995 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. Amy Adams/Grade A Though the Best Actress nominee has said she's gotten more comfortable with wearing sexy looks, thanks to her "American Hustle" character's daring wardrobe, she decided to select a dress for the Oscars that made her feel more like herself. Sticking to what she knows best, Adams, 39, kept it classy in a custom Gucci sapphire silk crepe gown featuring a fitted bodice and a subtle train. Simply stunning. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) McKayla Maroney of the U.S. celebrates with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A month before Jeter made his Major league debut, an eager young soccer player made his Premier League debut for Manchester United on April 2, 1995. That budding superstar was none other than David Beckham. Meanwhile, Mrs. Beckham was still Victoria Adams and was in a new pop group called the Spice Girls. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was still playing football when Jeter started his MLB career. In 1995, Harbaugh racked up the league’s highest QB rating of 100.7. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Model Hannah Davis attends as celebrity stylist Kate Young debuts her holiday installation for Buffalo David Bitton during the 'Guys Night Out' event at Lord & Taylor on December 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Buffalo David Bitton)
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People were still using floppy discs when Jeter started playing for the Yankees. When Jeter filled up his car to get to the stadium in 1995 gas averaged $1.15 a gallon. When Jeter started his major league career, Michael Jackson was still married to Lisa Marie Presley While Jeter was enjoying his first season as a Yankee he was probably watching one of the most popular TV shows of 1995: E.R. (NBC), Seinfeld (NBC), and Friends (NBC). In 1995 the world was introduced to Derek Jeter in a Yankees uniform and also to the Soup Nazi from the hit show Seinfeld. When Jeter was named to his first All-Star team in 1998, Apple released the first iMac.