Sep 25, 2014 7:42 PM

Jeter a hit in 1st AB at Yankee Stadium finale

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) As if on cue, the rain let up, a rainbow came out and Derek Jeter began his final home game with another big hit.

Jeter hit a double off the top of the left-center field wall at Yankee Stadium in his first at-bat Thursday night against the Baltimore Orioles.

With a packed house cheering his every move from the moment he ran out to stretch, Jeter's final game got underway on time after a dreary day.

The retiring 40-year-old shortstop waved to some fans in the box seats as he came to the on-deck circle in the first inning. After a standing ovation that lasted nearly a minute, he launched a long drive that just missed being a home run.

Jeter wound scoring on a grounder as the crowd roared once again.

The Yankees showed several tribute videos to Jeter on the center field video board and Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" played just before gametime.


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