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

The pregame ceremony.


Most appropriately, Bob Sheppard welcomes everyone. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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John Sterling gets things started. [Crop/Zoom: 605x1041]

The final crowd. [Larger: 1744x1308]

They started by turning back the calendar.. [Larger: 1744x1308]

..to 1923. [Larger: 1744x1308]

And a banner was unveiled. [Larger: 1744x1308]

The 1922 World Championship banner that was flown on the first Opening Day at the Stadium. [Full size: 3488x2616]

And here come the '23 Yankees. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Now the living former Yankees who were able to attend. We start in left field with Roy White.

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And Dave Winfield.

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On to shortstop. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Phil Rizzuto... [Larger: 1744x1308]

..represented by his widow Cora. [Crop/Zoom: 326x478]

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Gene Michael.

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Over at third, we start with Graig Nettles. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And Wade Boggs. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And of course, Scott Brosius.

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In right field, we have Roger Maris...

represented by his son. [Crop/Zoom: 319x541]

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And Reggie Jackson.

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And with great anticipation... [Larger: 1744x1308]

..Paul O'Neill. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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The second basemen, starting with Billy Martin... [Larger: 1744x1308]

..represented by his son. [Crop/Zoom: 250x417]

And Bobby Richardson.

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And of course, Willie Randolph. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And Willie gets one more slide into second. [Crop/Zoom: 1539x791]

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Over at first, we have Moose Skowron.

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And Chris Chambliss. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And Tino Martinez.

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At catcher, we have Yogi Berra.

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And Elston Howard.

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Thurman Munson... [Larger: 1744x1308]

..represented by his son. [Crop/Zoom: 729x651]

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And Joe Girardi. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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On the mound, we start with Whitey Ford. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And Don Larsen.

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Catfish Hunter...

..represented by his widow. [Crop/Zoom: 328x596]

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And Goose Gossage.

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And of course, Ron Guidry.

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And why not, David Wells. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And David Cone.

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Finally to center field, we start with Mickey Mantle...

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Bobby Murcer...

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And back, for the first time since playing, Bernie Williams. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Then the players were joined by the starters for this final game, starting with Johnny Damon in center. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Derek Jeter at short. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Bobby Abreu in right.



Alex Rodriguez at third.

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Jason Giambi at first.



Xavier Nady in left. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Robinson Cano at second.

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Hideki Matsui at DH.

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Jose Molina catching.

And Andy Pettitte pitching.

The 1923 Yankees, Yankee greats and their representatives, and the last game's starters. [Full size: 3488x2616]

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The shortstops. [Crop/Zoom: 566x817]

The third basemen. [Crop/Zoom: 749x1077]

The left fielders. [Crop/Zoom: 465x722]

The 1923 Yankees.

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The pitchers. [Crop/Zoom: 1689x869]

First basemen and right fielders. [Crop/Zoom: 1418x1623]

Jorge Posada coming out to greet the catchers and to catch the ceremonial first pitch. [Crop/Zoom: 1705x1132]

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And that first pitch is to be thrown out by Babe Ruth's daughter. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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The last first pitch. [Crop/Zoom: 2460x2011]

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And that's it. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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A special award for Derek Jeter, for setting the record for most hits in the current stadium. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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