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Derek Jeter walks off in final at-bat at Yankee Stadium (video)


A blown save let Derek Jeter come up in the bottom of the ninth inning with the winning run on base. One pitch later, the Yankees have the win and Jeter is mobbed by his teammates as the stadium goes crazy. When Jeter comes up for air, a line of retired Yankees in suits — Joe Torre among them — is lined up silently in front of the dugout. After greeting Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and the rest, Jeter walks alone to the shortstop position and kneels for a prayer.

Jeter still has a weekend series in Boston to add a few more stats, then he will leave the game with the sixth most hits in the history of baseball and the most games played in a Yankees uniform. He played all 20 of his seasons as the Yankees shortstop.

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