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Derek Jeter's notable 'firsts'

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waits for the ball

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waits for the ball before tagging out Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison, right, during a stolen base attempt in the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: AP / Charlie Neibergall)

In what will be a season of "lasts" for Derek Jeter, these are some of his notable "firsts":

Game: At Seattle, May 29, 1995, batted ninth, was 0-for-5 with a strikeout. Yankees lost, 8-7.

At-bat: Flied to short rightfield in third inning on an 0-and-2 pitch from Rafael Carmona.

Hit: The next night, May 30, 1995, fifth inning-single to leftfield off Tim Belcher.

Run: In that same inning, he scored from second base on a double by Jim Leyritz.

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