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Last Game at Yankee Stadium: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York - September 21, 2008

And after the ceremonies, there was still a game to be played.


Starting lineups on the board. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And Derek Jeter leads the Yankees onto the field. [Crop/Zoom: 1659x1639]

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Ready for first pitch from Andy Pettitte. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And there are the stats.

Final roll call. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Johnny Damon leads off for the Yankees. [Crop/Zoom: 2212x1998]

Derek Jeter. [Crop/Zoom: 1705x1520]

In the second, Andy Pettitte recorded his 2000th career strikeout. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Freddy Sez is here, of course. [Crop/Zoom: 651x914]

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Alex Rodriguez. [Crop/Zoom: 2158x1926]

Jason Giambi. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Appropriately, no out of town scores. The rest of baseball is irrelevant to those here tonight. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Hideki Matsui. [Crop/Zoom: 1197x1252]



Matsui on first with a leadoff single in the third. [Crop/Zoom: 582x797]

Followed by a Jose Molina single. [Crop/Zoom: 576x781]

To set up Johnny Damon. [Larger: 1744x1308]

For a three-run shot, and a 3-2 Yankees lead. [Crop/Zoom: 1669x504]

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The last great city subway race in this building. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And now in the 4th, it's Jose Molina with the final home run in the ballpark. [Crop/Zoom: 276x349]

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Jeter. [Crop/Zoom: 1334x1041]

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At the end of 5, it's time to finish off the countdown. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Instead of a 0, it's a silly "Forever". [Larger: 1744x1308]

Pettitte is in trouble in the 6th. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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So he's done. [Crop/Zoom: 446x736]

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Now that's an attendance number. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Up next, Jose Veras on to protect a 5-3 lead.

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After 2 outs, it was time for Phil Coke.

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Yankees threaten in the 6th. [Larger: 1744x1308]

It's Jeter with the bases loaded. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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But he got called out on a questionable strike call. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Dave Eiland coming out to get Phil Coke. [Crop/Zoom: 2219x1165]

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And it's Joba time. [Crop/Zoom: 534x699]

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Joba gets out of the 7th. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Of course, Ronan Tynan is in for God Bless America. [Crop/Zoom: 563x992]

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And we stretch. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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The Yankees are putting some insurance on the board in the 7th. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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A nice taped message from Bob Sheppard during a pitching change. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Brett Gardner is on to run. [Crop/Zoom: 1350x751]

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Robinson Cano. He hit a Sac Fly for a 7-3 Yankee lead. [Crop/Zoom: 1318x1107]

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Ivan Rodriguez hitting for Matsui. [Crop/Zoom: 1301x1044]



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Joba's back out for the 8th. [Crop/Zoom: 544x608]

And he was perfect through 1 2/3 as Cano catches the popup. [Crop/Zoom: 436x608]

One last sellout.

And one last Cotton Eye Joe. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Looks like Freddy Sez has moved up to the Guiliani section. [Crop/Zoom: 2086x1451]

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Jeter awaiting his last Stadium at-bat. [Crop/Zoom: 598x667]

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And he grounds to third. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Not a save situation, but who cares? In comes Mariano Rivera. [Crop/Zoom: 394x667]

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Melky Cabrera entered in the 9th to play left.

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With 2 out in the 9th, Derek Jeter was removed to a great ovation. [Crop/Zoom: 407x797]

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And Wilson Betemit gets the chance to be on the field for the final out.

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It's a roller to first, and Cody Ransom fields and tags it for the final out. [Crop/Zoom: 1138x1227]
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