Derek Jeter Hits Walk Off Game Winner in Final Home Game for the NY Yankees, See What Athletes & Celebrities Said on Social Media
Derek Jeter played his final home game for the New York Yankees last night against the Baltimore Orioles and it ended in storybook fashion.
After a sub-par season by the Yankee captain, he will forever be remembered on a high note after stepping up in the 9th inning and hitting a walk off single to give the Yankees the win. Jeter broke a 5-5 tie and it was such a fitting way for the legendary player to go out.
The 40-year-old baseball player was soaking in all of the sights and sounds after his final game at Yankee stadium and social media was buzzing with excitement from athletes and celebrities alike gushing on Jeter and his legacy after such a fitting ending.
Here are what a few had to say:
Justin Timberlake - (@jtimberlake): JETER. No words for that... #RE2PECT
Billy Crystal - @BillyCrystal: How about that!!!!!!!!!!
You can check out all of the reactions from social media at ESPN HERE.
Jeter just finished his 20th and final season in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,461), games played (2,744), stolen bases (358), and at bats (11,186).
His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter is the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop, and the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits.
Jeter finished third in voting for the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 1998, recorded multiple career-high numbers in 1999, and won both the All-Star Game MVP and World Series MVP Awards in 2000. He has consistently placed among the AL leaders in hits and runs scored for most of his career, and since 2003 has served as the Yankees' team captain. Throughout his career, Jeter has contributed reliably to the Yankees' franchise successes. He holds many postseason records, and has a .351 batting average in the World Series. Jeter has earned the nicknames of "Captain Clutch" and "Mr. November" due to his postseason heroics.
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