ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas - the good and the bad.
"We've had some battles here in the postseason," Jeter said Monday before starting his final series against the Rangers in Texas. "We played some tough Texas teams. On the way to the World Series, we had to go through some Texas teams. There was a team in particular that stopped us in our quest to go."
Jeter's rookie season in 1996 ended with the Yankees winning the World Series after clinching their opening playoff series in Texas, just like they did in 1998 and 1999. Then, in 2010, the Rangers got their first AL pennant with a home win over New York in Game 6 of the AL championship series.