WATCH: NY Yankees’ Derek Jeter’s Priceless Reaction After Alex Rodriguez Launched a Massive Home Run In Ballpark

Published 06/19/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were a deadly combination for the New York Yankees. The two dominated an era in Major League Baseball. Unlike Jeter, A-Rod was a pure hitter of the game, while Jeter was more of a leader for the team.

The Yankees were the luckiest team during the late 2000s. The two biggest stars of baseball were playing for them. If not for his unnecessary controversies, Alex Rodriguez was one of the best hitters in the game. His eye-pleasing shots were a treat for baseball fans.

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Talking about A-Rod’s hitting capabilities, even his teammate and then captain, Derek Jeter, once left awestruck by a moonshot of the former Yankees hitter. The duo of Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter also led the Yankees to win the World Series in the 2009 season.

Derek Jeter enjoyed a home run by Alex Rodriguez

Looking back into the late 2000s, the New York Yankees were the most dominant team in Major League Baseball. If not for the last few years, the Yankees were unbeatable in MLB. The Yankees have always been the destination of star players. Apart from being great professionals in the ballpark, A-Rod and Jeter also shared a great relationship outside the field.

NEW YORK – JULY 21: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees swings at the pitch against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on July 21, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Devil Rays 7-3 in game one of their doubleheader. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod was such a good hitter of the game that he could win a game on his own. An old video of A-Rod hitting a massive home run is going viral on the internet. What is more eye-pleasing to watch is the reaction of Jeter when A-Rod smacked the ball out of the park.

Taking to Twitter, Evan Daniel shared a video of the same. One can see A-Rod smashing the home run off the Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher. It was his 23rd home run of that season and 489th of his baseball career.

The caption of the video reads, “You just know if you get a reaction like this from Jeter, you crushed the hell out of the baseball.”

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A-Rod in MLB

With a career that spanned over two decades, Alex Rodriguez owned Major League Baseball. Debuted in the 1994 season for the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees legend went on to play for the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.

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He also won a World Series in the 2009 season. With 30 home runs, A-Rod played an instrumental role for the Yankees to win the prestigious title.

Given their career record, who do you is better between Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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