From "The Flip" to "The Dive" to his 3,500 hits, Derek Jeter's 20 year MLB career is filled with memorable moments. Last night, Jeter added one more page to his story book career. In the bottom of the ninth, with the game tied 5-5 between the Yankees and Orioles, Derek Jeter walked up to the plate for the last time at Yankee Stadium. There was one out and a runner on second base (Antoan Richardson). An emotional Jeter was standing on the on-deck circle when Brett Gardner set the stage with a sacrifice hit that sent pinch runner, Antoan Richardson to second base with just one out. Realizing what they were about to see, ALL OF YANKEE STADIUM rose to the feet as Jeter made his final plate appearance. Jeter wasted no time on delivering one last memory for the Yankee faithful. Jeter hit the first pitch he saw into right field towards Nick Markakis. Markikis fielded and threw a laser towards homeplate as Richardson was racing in. Richardson (who just scored his first run of the year on September 18th) slid in just under the tag to give the Yankees the win and the seventh career walk-off hit of Jeter's career.
The entire stadium ERUPTED as the play unfolded right in front of them. Jeter was then mobbed by his teammates before he made one walk over to shortstop, tipping his cap along the way.
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