8. Apr. 1, 2008
It was the final opening day at “the House that Ruth Built,” so sorrow was added to the typical feeling of anxiety and determination.
Against ace Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays, Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang got the victory. Joe Girardi also go his first win as manager of the Yankees.
Unfortunately, the Yankees failed to make the postseason for the first time since 1993, but it was the start of the farewell tour to one of baseball’s greatest cathedrals.