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1996: Rookie of the Year .315 AVG, 10
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1996: Rookie of the Year
.315 AVG, 10 HR, 78 RBI
In his first full season, he became the fifth Yankee to win the American League Rookie of the Year award. He also guided the Yankees to their first World Series win in 18 years as they beat the Braves in six games. Jeter batted .361 in the 1996 playoffs. His most memorable moment came in Game 1 of the ALCS when his fly ball to rightfield was ruled a home run even though 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier leaned over the field and grabbed it away from Baltimore's Tony Tarasco.(Credit: AP )

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Derek Jeter Yankee timeline

During his 19-year career, Derek Jeter has become the face of the New York Yankees. Here's a timeline of his career in pinstripes, with special emphasis on his postseason performance.