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Derek Jeter hits first home run at Yankee Stadium in 2014

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Alex Goodlett

Yankees legend Derek Jeter has had a rough final season, but on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium he harkened back to his glory days. Jeter hit a line drive home run to left field against R.A. Dickey of the Blue Jays in the sixth inning, his first home run hit at home in 2014.

I don't know about you, but this home run calls for a Gatorade celebration.

Jeter entered Thursday hitting just .230/.271/.257 in 66 games at home, and .249/.298/.297 with three home runs overall on the season. It was his first long ball at Yankee Stadium since July 28, 2013, with a span of 75 games and 327 plate appearances in between dingers at home.

The home run for Jeter was his fourth on the season, and 260th of his Hall of Fame career. He's now tied with Tim Wallach, Javy Lopez and former teammate Eric Chavez for 188th-most in major league history.