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The Greatest Farewells In New York Yankees History

2. The Captain Finishes The Script

A much anticipated final home game started with the expectation of rain, and not one drop fell to the ground. The Yanks were trailing 5-2 in the ninth, drawing doubt of how of how the ending would be managed, and somehow the Baltimore Orioles tied the ballgame.

The night was magical and had the makings of a brilliant closure to an even more brilliant career.

Stepping up in the bottom of the ninth inning in a tie game with a runner on second, Derek Jeter had a chance to put a dramatic finish on his storied career.

Yes, Michael Kay, he is, “Where fantasy becomes reality.” The Captain singled through the right side to win the game for the Yankees.

If you did not get the chills from this game, perhaps you should reconsider your fanhood.

 The Greatest Farewell