NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Mets aren’t going to miss Derek Jeter. Not on the field, anyway.
Jeter was in just his second full season when interleague play began in 1997. Now the Yankees captain is heading into his final Subway Series, looking to tack on to his gaudy numbers against the Amazin’s — .368 average with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs in 84 games.
The Mets and Bombers renew their rivalry on Monday at Yankee Stadium for four straight games — two in the Bronx, two in Queens — that will determine bragging rights in New York City until they do it again next year.
“It’s a fun atmosphere,” said Jeter, who will retire after this season. “The fans get into it, therefore it’s exciting for us as players. So we look forward to it. It’s a good time.”