Jeter's Walkoff Caps Incredible Career

Derek Jeter's ninth inning single scored the winning run in his final game at Yankee Stadium

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  1. Playing in his final game at Yankee Stadium in front of a sellout crowd, Derek Jeter ended the game in fairytale fashion. 

    With the Yankees leading 5-2 in the top of the ninth and closer David Robertson coming in, it appeared Jeter's grounder to shortstop--that was subsequently fielded and thrown into right field--would be his last at-bat in his illustrious career.  
  2. Derek Jeter's seventh inning @ Bat 9-25-14
  3. Jeter grounded an 0-1 pitch to shortstop, but the throw was wild and allowed two runs to score. Jeter was credited with an RBI in what many assumed to be his last at-bat, and the Yankees had the lead. The Yanks would go on to score one more run, courtesy of a Brian McCann sacrifice fly, and take a 5-2 lead heading into the ninth inning.

    However, the Orioles would fight back. After a leadoff walk to start the final frame, center fielder Adam Jones got a fastball high in the zone that he crushed to cut the Yankees' lead to 5-4. Jones talked about the homer--and Jeter--after the game.
  4. Adam Jones talks about his ninth-inning home run in the O's loss
  5. Moments later, the Orioles' Stephen Pearce put a temporary damper on Jeter's parade with a solo shot to tie the game.
  6. Much like Robertson blew the save when Jeter reached 3,000 hits, the Yankees found themselves tied  when the win seemed inevitable. 

    To start the bottom of the ninth inning, Jose Pirela singled to left. Brett Gardner then sacrificed the pinch runner Antoan Richardson to second, setting the stage for Jeter in what seemed like a script.
  7. Derek Jeter Walk-off Single in Final At-Bat at Yankee Stadium
  8. The ending seemed more like a movie than real life and athletes across the country were watching.
  9. Even non-baseball athletes tuned in to watch the game. 
  10. Fellow New York athlete and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had a few words to say.
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