3. Mark Teixeira walks off in grand fashion
There are memorable moments and then there are moments that will reduce you to tears. This is one of the latter.
Mark Teixeria announces his retirement in the beginning of August and then saves one last heroic effort for the ball field; He smashes a walk-off grand slam to sink the Boston Red Sox.
Down 3-1 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Tex reminds us what a “blown save” really is.
While the Sox still came through with the AL East title, Teixeira’s bomb stopped them from celebrating on his home turf. And if you can’t make the playoffs, the next best thing is beating the Red Sox in miraculous fashion.