2 is simply the best baseball player to ever live in the history of the game. I’m sorry if you disagree – but you’re wrong if you don’t believe it. [ESPN]
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter closed the Bronx chapter of his career with a walk-off win for the Yankees.
His single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Antoan Richardson to lift the Yankees to a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Jeter was mobbed by his teammates and greeted by former teammates and Yankees legends before taking a moment to himself on the field.
“Don’t cry,” he said when asked on the YES broadcast what he was thinking during his final at-bat.
The Yankees played a video tribute, in which fans testified to Jeter’s greatness in taped messages, before the game, and the sellout crowd braved 61-degree temperatures and at times rainy weather to cheer the 40-year-old Yankees captain’s every appearance on the field. Some tickets went for $10,000 apiece.
Sitting in a suite, Jeter’s dad stood and cheered as the ball banged off the wall for the RBI double. The hit was No. 3,462 of Jeter’s career, good for sixth on the career list.
Click the image below to watch the video of that final at-bat.