Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The other half of Jeter's walk-off finale
One of the biggest stories in baseball last September was Derek Jeter’s walk-off single in his Yankee Stadium finale. I know that at that point, Jeter fatigue had set in for many baseball fans, but it was a very cool moment, especially for me, as Jeter was the Yankees shortstop from the time I was 12 until 31. While a fitting end would have been another World Series title, this was pretty cool in its own right.
Topps gave us a lasting cardboard memory of this moment in 2015 Series One, card #1.
However, if the photographer had pointed the camera at home plate instead of at Jeter rounding first, arms raised, do you know what the photo would be?
It would be journeyman Antoan Richardson, sliding headfirst into home to beat Nick Markakis' throw and score the winning run.