June 1, 1992:The Yankees make him the No. 6 overall pick in the draft out of Kalamazoo Central High.
May 29, 1995:He makes his big league debut in Seattle, going 0-for-5 while batting ninth in an 8-7 Yankees loss.
April 2, 1996:He hits his first career home run on his first Opening Day during a 7-1 victory over the Indians.
Oct. 26, 1996:He wins his first World Series as the Yankees beat the Braves, 3-2, in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium.
Nov. 4, 1996:He becomes first Yankees player to be named AL rookie of the year since Dave Righetti in 1981.
Oct. 21, 1998:He wins his second World Series ring as Yankees sweep the Padres. He hits .353 and homers in the clincher.
Oct. 27, 1999:He wins second straight World Series and hits .353 as the Yankees sweep the Braves.
Oct. 26, 2000:In Subway Series against the crosstown Mets, he wins his fourth title under Joe Torre. He is named Series MVP, after hitting .409 in five games.
Oct. 13, 2001:In Game 3 of the Division Series against the A’s and with Yankees facing elimination, he retrieves Shane Spencer’s errant throw from right and tosses it to catcher Jorge Posada, resulting in a tag of Jeremy Giambi for the third out. It kept the Yankees ahead 1-0 in the seventh.
Nov. 1, 2001:He earns the nickname “Mr. November” after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th of Game 4 of the World Series — four minutes past midnight — at Yankee Stadium. They would lose the Series to the Diamondbacks in Game 7.
June 3, 2003:He is named the 11th captain of the Yankees by George Steinbrenner.
Feb. 17, 2004:He attends a Yankee Stadium news conference to introduce Alex Rodriguez, and famously, without smiling, helps A-Rod slip on his No. 13 jersey.
Sept. 11, 2009:He moves past Lou Gehrig as club’s career hits leader with hit No. 2,722, an opposite-field single.
Nov. 4, 2009:He wins his fifth World Series as the Yankees defeat the Phillies in six games.
July 9, 2011:He collects hit No. 3,000, a home run off Rays ace David Price.
July 15, 2014:He appears in, and starts, his 14th and final All-Star Game. After a rousing ovation, he leads off the first with a double.