New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter ends career at archrival
Yesterday afternoon, New York Yankees shortstop played his final professional baseball game against the teams archrival the Boston Red Sox. For the past two decades, he has worn the Yankees’ uniform and won five World Series titles. All of the magic concluded with an infield single against Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchhold at Fenway Park.
Throughout this season, fans and opponents have celebrated Jeter’s accomplishments to send off one of the sport’s greatest players and show “RE2PECT.” Before competing against Jeter for the last time, the Red Sox presented him with gifts including a check to his foundation. Following the Yankees 9-5 victory, Joe Kelly, who is the last pitcher to strike out Jeter, posed for a selfie with him.
Jeter leaves the sport in the top 10 on Major League Baseball’s career leaders in three statistical categories:
Hits: 3,465 (6th)
Runs: 1,923 (9th)
At-Bats: 11,195 (7th)
Jeter said that he wanted to be known for respecting the game of baseball. I think that foes tipping their hat to his work is the ultimate display that he accomplished this.
Thank you Jeter for the great memories! Best wishes to you on your next chapter. #RE2PECT
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