Derek Jeter ended his career with a game winning single in the bottom of the ninth. It was a memorable way to end a career for Mr. November. Throughout the last game of his career, he drove in 3 runs. The game winning run was a sharp hit to right field. Jeter stated that the event was above and beyond anything he could have imagined and it was “a lot of fun”. Jeter played his final game as shortstop for the Yankees and volunteered to be a DH for the Red Sox game. Derek Jeter stated that he played the position of shortstop his entire career and was glad to end it on a positive note. Jeter enjoyed the final view from the shortstop position as he looked into the crowd for a final time.
A 5 to 2 cushion was built in the 7th inning due to a Jeter grounder but it was not the best way to end a career. Jeter had one more opportunity in the ninth inning to make a last hoorah. Jeter was able to get a final hit through the right side of the field. Jeter happily raised his hands in triumph as he ran from 1st to 2nd base. Yankee players Posada, Rivera, Williams, Pettitte, Martinez and Torre ran out to embrace Jeter as he crossed the dugout.
Coach Torre had an interview with CBS News about the future and whether he thought Jeter would make a good coach. Torre could not see Jeter as a coach because of the intense scrutiny from the media. Torre thinks Jeter will enjoy his new state of freedom as he does not have to follow a strict schedule. Jeter revisited the shortstop position and placed his toes on the edge of the grass for a final time. Jeter came back to his team members and was greeted with a large bucket of Gatorade. Even though the team was already out of the competition for the playoffs, he made it a memorable moment.
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