In his first series against the Bronx Bombers, Beckham played an integral role in each of his team's three wins. For the series, he went 7-for-19, had 7 RBI and scored three times. Five of his seven hits were doubles. It was more than enough to turn some a few heads in the opposing dugout.
"I got a chance to talk to him quite a bit, " Yankees captain Derek Jeter said, "because he was on second base all the time."
So what did Jeter have to say to the former Georgia Bulldog?
Jeter was not only impressed with Beckham's hitting ability, but also had good things to say about his work in the field.
"He's got a great approach at the plate," Jeter said. "He's a guy that hits the ball all over the field. He can pull it, he can hit it the other way. He hits off-speed, he hits fastballs. He hasn't been playing third base long from what I understand and he's doing a great job. So he has a real bright future."
If Beckham was at all intimidated playing against Jeter and Alex Rodriguez -- guys he grew up watching and, at times, emulating -- he didn't show it.
"You know, it's a great honor to play against them," Beckham said. "They're excellent players and people. It's very cool to play against them, but in the end it's still just another game."
To say that Beckham is in the midst of a hot streak is an understatement. in his last 20 games, he's hitting .411 with 11 doubles and 17 RBI.
He now finds himself among the names in the running for American League Rookie of the Year -- a fact he said he hadn't really considered yet this season.
"If it happens, it happens," Beckham said. "My goal is to help this team get in the playoffs. If we get in the playoffs, Rookie of the Year isn't that important. It's an afterthought. It would be a great success if it happened, but I'm not worried about it."