JETER EASES INTO RETIREMENT AS THE DH

Sep 26, 2014

By Andy Johnson

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All star shortstop Derek Jeter has gone out a winner in his final game at Yankee Stadium and he had a lot to do with the victory. Jeter hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the 9th last night to lift the Yankees past Baltimore 6-5. In all Jeter went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored, giving him 1,310 runs batted in and 1,923 runs scored in his 20-year career. The game was the culmination of an eight-game final homestand for the future Hall-of-Fame shortstop, a week-long happening that saw fans stand with each at-bat, take pictures and videos while chanting Jeter’s name and laud him with sustained ovations. He hit .353 with nine RBIs and five runs scored in 34 at-bats during the homestand after his average dropped to .249. The Yankees finish the season out of the playoffs in Boston this weekend. Jeter is penciled in as designated hitter for the final three games of his career.

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