Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Retirement to Derek Jeter!

On September 25, 2014, New York Yankees shortstop, and future Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter played his last home game at Yankee Stadium. 

In keeping with his amazing career of clutch and memorable performances, the Yankees had blown a three-run lead to the Baltimore Orioles in the top of the ninth inning. 

All Derek Jeter did, in his final at-bat at Yankee Stadium was to hit a walk-off, trademark sharp single to right field, to drive in the winning run and win the game!  

If this were a Hollywood movie, no one would believe it.  But, having had the pleasure of witnessing Derek Jeter’s entire career, not only could I believe it – but I even predicted it when he came up to bat! 

Thank you, Derek Jeter, for more great baseball moments than I could ever have imagined!  


Chris Barat said...


I did hear that Jeter is going to DH this weekend in Boston. That was a fitting end to his Yankee Stadium career, though.


Joe Torcivia said...


I think he did the right thing (as Derek Jeter ALWAYS seems to do) by playing his shortstop position for the last time at Yankee Stadium, and DH-ing in Boston for the upcoming two games.

But, WHAT a moment to go out on at home! It almost HAD to end like that for him, in keeping with his legendary career, and the additional at-bats in Boston will serve as his curtain call.