Derek Jeter played his last game in the Bronx and boy was it special. You couldn’t have scripted Jeter’s last game in Yankee Stadium any better. Bottom of the 9th with the winning run on second and Jeter swings at the first pitch and hits a game winning single to right. That is classic Jeter going to the opposite field for a hit; his last hit in Yankee Stadium represents Jeter’s career in a nutshell. Jeter is a player that thrived in and came through for the Yankees in the clutch for the past two decades. I got chills watching Jeter head back to shortstop for one last time after the game was over and acknowledge the Orioles who were still in the dugout paying their respect to “The Captain”. It was just one of those special moments that only sports can give you.
Jeter will be remembered as a champion and one of the greatest Yankees of all-time. He has given baseball some of its most memorable moments. Jeter will finish his career with 5 World Series rings and a playoff winning percentage of .614. He will be remembered as “Mr.November” and as “The Captain” but not just of the Yankees but of all of baseball. To quote one of the greatest movies of all time, The Sandlot “there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die.” Derek Jeter is a baseball legend.
So I’ll take this time to tip my cap and salute “The Captain” Derek Jeter. Thank you for all you did for the game of baseball. RE2PECT.
‘Now Batting for the Yankees, Number 2, Derek Jeter. Number 2.’