Derek Jeter ends Yankee Stadium career perfectly with game-winning swing

Hollywood couldn't have written a more satisfying ending for Yankees fans

By Prachi Gupta

Published September 26, 2014 2:20PM (EDT)

Derek Jeter (Associated Press/Julie Jacobson)
Derek Jeter (Associated Press/Julie Jacobson)

After a 20-season career, New York Yankee Derek Jeter ended his last game in the Bronx on Thursday night in Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles. The game was so close and so perfect that Rolling Stone swears it was "scripted."

Even if you missed the emotional game, charged by the thunderous, messianic chanting of Derek Jeter's name and his conscious attempt to fight back tears, there's one highlight you can't miss: Jeter's last, single swing at the bottom of the ninth inning that won the game for the Yankees, 6-5. Watch it below:

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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