June 1, 1992: With the first pick in the MLB draft, the Houston Astros select third baseman Phil Nevin. The Indians are second and pick pitcher Paul Shuey. The next three players chosen are pitcher B.J. Wallace (Expos), outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds (Orioles) and outfielder Chad Mottola (Reds).

Then at sixth overall, the Yankees take the shortstop from Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan: Derek Jeter.

Jeter makes his MLB in 1995 and is A.L. rookie of the year in 1996 when he helps the Yankees win the World Series.

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