Derek Jeter's Love Affair With Yankee Stadium Ends In Perfect Fashion

Derek Jeter reminds us why he is an all-time great with his final at-bat at the Yankee Stadium.

Not even a Hollywood script writer could have penned an ending that perfect for Derek Jeter.

In his final home game for the New York Yankees, "Captain Clutch" took the center stage one last time, and hit a walk-off single to give his side a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Jeter's game-winner immediately sent the crowd in rapture as his teammates rushed on field to lift him on their shoulders. Such a reaction, the huge applause that greeted that feat, has probably not been seen since Michael Jordan hung his sneakers for the last time.

Check out the play that ended up being the final one of Jeter's long and storied career at the Yankees Stadium:

As soon as the ball made that sweet connection with Jeter's bat, social media gushed with tributes under the hashtag #RE2PECT:

Even Jay-Z was overcome with emotions at the thought that one of the most iconic sportsmen of all time will no longer be seen on his hunting ground:

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