Sep 28, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off grand slam against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

6. Mark Teixeira hits walk-off grand slam vs Boston in final week of career

First baseman Mark Teixeira had a fruitful eight years with the Yankees, most notably finishing third in the MVP voting in 2009, en route to a World Series title.

His last year was plagued by injuries and unfulfilled expectations, but Tex ended his Yankees career with a bang. In the last week of his playing career, Teixeira came up to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th down 3-1 against the Boston Red Sox.

Boston had clinched the division, but they would have liked to celebrate on the field. Teixeira had other ideas, smashing a grand slam against the Yankees’ archrival, to postpone the Red Sox celebrations just a little bit.

Teixeira had a very long and successful MLB career, and this was a fitting end to his career. A true professional, Teixeira led by example on and off the field during his entire career.