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In the surest sign yet that live Major League Baseball does not presently live and breathe among us, MLB Network starting at 6:00 a.m. ET on Friday is going to air 64 straight hours of Derek Jeter content. The occasion is the 25th anniversary of Jeter's MLB debut, which occurred on May 29, 1995. He went 0 for 5 in the Yankees' loss to the Mariners in extra innings. 

Here's how just a portion of those 64 hours of Jeter color television programming break down, per MLB Network's official press release: 

Friday, May 29:

  • 6:00 a.m. – World Series Highlights: 1996, New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves – The Yankees beat future Hall of Famers Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz in six games, as Jeter captures his first of five World Series rings.
  • 7:30 a.m. –  World Series Highlights: 1998, New York Yankees vs San Diego Padres – Looks back at New York's sweep of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and the San Diego Padres.
  • 9:00 a.m. –  2009 World Series Film – Jeter bats over .400 as the Yankees beat the Phillies in six games, capturing his fifth and final World Series championship.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Baseball's Seasons: 1995 – A look back at the 1995 season as Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig's record, Jeter makes his Major League debut, and the Braves meet the Indians in the World Series.
  • 12:00 p.m. – New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners, May 30, 1995 – Jeter collects his first career hit with a 5th inning leadoff single.
  • 3:00 p.m. –   New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, April 2, 1996 – On Opening Day, Jeter hits the first home run of his career off the Indians' Dennis Martinez.
  • 6:00 p.m. –  MLB Tonight – Matt Vasgersian, Dan Plesac and Harold Reynolds discuss the latest baseball news and reminisce about Jeter's Hall of Fame career.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees, 1996 ALCS Game 1 – Jeter goes 4-for-5 with a home run in the Yankees' extra-innings 5-4 win over Baltimore.
  • 10:00 p.m. – New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles, 1996 ALCS Game 5 – Jeter goes 2-for-5 while batting leadoff, in a 6-4 Yankees victory to head to the World Series.

Saturday, May 30:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Play Ball – Host Harold Reynolds presents an all-Jeter and Yankees edition of MLB Network's kids-focused program, including tips from Jeter himself on how to develop your baseball skills.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2000 MLB All-Star Game at Atlanta's Turner Field – Jeter goes 3-for-3 against Kevin Brown, Randy Johnson and Al Leiter, winning the All-Star Game MVP.
  • 1:00 p.m. – New York Yankees at New York Mets, 2000 World Series Game 4 – Jeter hits a leadoff home run as the Yankees climb to a 3-1 series lead.
  • 4:00 p.m. – New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics, 2001 ALDS Game 3 – Jeter makes his famous "flip play" to get Oakland's Jeremy Giambi out at the plate as part of a 1-0 Yankees win.
  • 6:30 p.m. – MLB's 20 Greatest Games: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees, 2001 World Series Game 4 – Joe Torre and Tim McCarver join Bob Costas and Tom Verducci to relive baseball's first November home run, giving Jeter the name "Mr. November."
  • 8:00 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees, 2001 World Series Game 4 – Jeter becomes "Mr. November" as he hits a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to push the Yankees to a 4-3 victory.

Sunday, May 31:

  • 7:30 a.m. – World Series Highlights: 2000, New York Yankees vs New York Mets – The Yankees win a third straight World Series championship and fourth in five years, as Jeter is named World Series MVP.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, July 1, 2004 – Jeter leaps headfirst into the stands to make "the catch," as part of the Yankees' come-from-behind victory.
  • 12:00 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees, September 11, 2009 – Jeter breaks the Yankees' all-time hit record, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees, 2009 World Series Game 6 – Jeter goes 3-for-5 as the Yankees clinch the franchise's 27th World Series championship.
  • 5:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees, July 9, 2011 – Jeter goes 5-for-5, homering for his 3000th career hit.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees, September 25, 2014 – Jeter collects a walk-off hit in his final career game at Yankee Stadium.

Inauspicious debut aside, Jeter of course went on to author a legendary career as the Yankees' shortstop. Across parts of 20 big-league seasons, Jeter racked up 3,465 hits; 260 home runs; five Gold Gloves; and 14 All-Star appearances. He also helped the Yankees to four World Series titles, as he batted .308/.374/.465 in 158 career postseason games. Jeter went into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot earlier this year, falling one vote shy of being selected unanimously.

For his career, Jeter made an estimated $265,159,364 in career salary. Let's assume the 64 hours of programming is a nod to those 64 bucks at the end.