1. October 9, 2009: Teixeira Wins Game 2 For The Yankees
Do not be surprised that this is number one. You could probably see this from a mile away. Nevertheless, this moment in Teixeira’s career comes out as the best during his time in the Bronx.
Preceding the playoffs, Mark finished second in the AL MVP award voting by leading the league – with Carlos Pena – with 39 home runs. Despite a .180 overall postseason batting average and .136 in the World Series, he may have had the biggest hit.
As he said in his emotional retirement presser, its everyone’s dream to smack a walk-off home run in the postseason. In Game 2 of the 2009 ALDS against the Twins, Tex did just that in the bottom of the 11th inning.
The score was tied at two, thanks to Alex Rodriguez’s game-tying shot, but that knotted up contest was short-lived. Tex lined one that hit off the top of the left field wall to give his team a 2-0 lead in the series.
They would go on to win the series along with the World Series — still his only ring of his career.