1. The Send-Off
If you want to define the term “hollywood ending,” reference this. Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium was the epitome of a storybook finish, with the final page of a brilliant career being left in his hands.
Somehow, an expected torrential downpour held off on September 25, 2014. Somehow, David Robertson allowed two tremendous home runs, amounting to the three runs needed to tie the game, in the top of the ninth inning.
And, somehow, Jeter stepped up with the winning run out there at second base in the bottom of the ninth.
He simply was not going to squander the opportunity to end his career with a bang.
On the first pitch from right-hander Evan Meek, Jeter laced a single to right, scoring Antoan Richardson from second base, winning the game for New York, and closing the final chapter of his storied career — two truly remarkable decades.
“Derek Jeter: Where fantasy becomes reality,” as perfectly stated by YES Network broadcaster Michael Kay.
On May 14, another “reality” will come to light. One of the organization’s classiest representatives will be situated with the best to ever wear a uniform with the interlocking NY.