Jeter’s Fitting Farewell

As the last days count down for Derek Jeter’s final season, it seems that he is still adding more reasons for all baseball fans (especially Yankees) to appreciate and respect him.

In his final home game last night, Jeter had the chance to save the day against the Baltimore Orioles.  At the top of the ninth, the Yankees were ahead 5-2 and the Yankees had planned to take Jeter out of the game.  It was at that point when closer David Robertson blew the save and the Orioles tied up the game, 5-5.  When the Yankees came up to bat in the bottom half of the inning, Jeter successfully hit a walk-off single, instantly winning the final home game of his career – classic!

On to Boston: While the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox is well known, Boston wants to end things with “The Captain” on a good note and pay their respects to one of the best ambassadors of the game.  Boston is reaching out to Red Sox Nation to vote for one lucky Yankee fan and give them the opportunity to obtain 2 tickets to Jeter’s last professional game, which will occur at Fenway Park on Sunday, 9/28.  A great marketing event, as well as a nice tribute to Yankee #2.

 

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