Wednesday of this week marks the five-year anniversary of New York Yankees retired shortstop Derek Jeter’s walk-off in final home at-bat.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth in Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium, the future Hall of Famer hit a ball through the gap on the right side of the infield. It brought outfielder Antoan Richardson in to score from second base, as the Yankees won the game over the Baltimore Orioles 6-5.
5 years ago today, Derek Jeter walked it off in his final game at Yankee Stadium. pic.twitter.com/9GmTuaigA9
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 25, 2019
It was the final home at-bat of his long and storied career that included five World Series titles, 14 All-Star Game appearances, and five Silver Slugger Awards. Jeter played in the major leagues from 1995-2014, each with the Yankees. He proved to be one of the more prolific and popular ballplayers this generation has ever experienced.
Through 145 games in his final season, Jeter hit four home runs with 50 RBIs and a slash line of .256/.304/.313/.
The legendary shortstop ended with 260 home runs with 1,311 RBIs and a slash line of .310/.377/.440 for his career.
The Bombers finished that 2014 season with an 84-78 record and missed the postseason. They finished second in the American League East division by 12.0 games behind the Orioles.
Since the end of his playing days, Jeter has purchased a stake in the Miami Marlins organization. The sale was finalized in September of 2017 and is a 4% stake in the franchise. He’s now the CEO of the team and oversees day-to-day operations for the ballclub.