The incredible career of Derek Jeter at Yankees Stadium was capped off with a magical moment that summed up 'the captain's' brilliance and tendency for the dramatic with an RBI in the bottom of the ninth to clinch victory in his last game in New York City.
A storybook finish for Jeter who steered the NY Yankees to a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in which he not only hit the go-ahead RBI in the 7th inning but followed it up in dramatic fashion with a walk-off winner in the 9th, the 7th of his career and first since 2007.
It was destined to be as the baseball legend approached the mound to expected rapturous applause with the ball-game tied up and the captain with the chance to win it in his last home appearance in Yankees pinstripes.
Social media couldn't help but ignite with the news that Jeter had done Jeter-like things in the dying moments of the game, Skip Bayless was quick to show appreciation to the short-stop by exclaiming: "The bigger the moment, the more Derek Jeter has always willed himself to impossible greatness.
Jeter was mobbed by teammates after his heroics and then proceeded to bow at each corner of the stadium to a continuous standing ovation, he has continuously reiterated that people keep thanking him and he responds: ""For what? I was just doing my job."
Here is the moment he won it for the Yankees:
You just couldn't quite right a better script for a legend like Jeter, farewell captain.
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