I took these two pictures from Derek Jeter’s last home game on Thursday, September 25th 2014. I had always told myself growing up that I would be there for Jeter last game and the day finally came. Ticket sales jumped 500% and all together the trip has cost well over $1,500. It rained all day in New York on Thursday. I felt like New York’s collective sadness, that Jeter’s last day had finally come, attracted the rain clouds. The game was scheduled to start at 7:05pm but the game was being threatened by the rain. The gates opened at 4:00pm and I was one of the first people in. I sat in my seat in the rain by myself in for 3 hours. The rain didn’t stop. Then just before game time, a ring of clear sky opened up around the stadium. It was as if all of the positive energy from the 50,000 fans had forced the bad weather away. My weather app said there was a 90% chance of rain throughout the evening but not a single drop of rain fell on that stadium come game time. Obviously, the baseball Gods wanted a clear view of the game. By now I’m sure everyone has seen the incredible sights and sounds from the game. I feel so lucky to have been there to witness it in person. This trip has turned out to be more than I could have ever dreamed of. I’m still shaking from excitement! I can’t sleep! Derek Jeter was the reason I played shortstop growing up. He is the reason my favorite number is 2. He is the reason I love baseball so much. I wish I could personally thank him for all the joy he has brought me these past 20 years. The game will never be the same. RE2PECT
The Red Sox honor Derek Jeter in his final game - September 28, 2014
On September 28, 1996, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Andy Pettitte played in the same MLB game for the first time. On September 28, 2014, exactly 18 years later, Derek Jeter played the final game of his career. With that, every member of the legendary Core Four is retired.
"Jeter says that he wants to own a team one day. One day he will. Me, Jorge, and Andy will be part of that." - Mariano Rivera
New York legends get farewell front pages.
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Not only was [Roberto] Clemente a baseball player, he was also a Marine. Instead of playing winter ball in Puerto Rico during the 1958-59 off season like the rest of the league, Clemente enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, spending six years of military commitment as an infantryman. The rigorous conditioning and military training kept him in shape throughout the winter. Clemente remained in the Marine Corps until 1964, but this did not slow down his game. When the Pittsburgh Pirates started spring training for the World Series in 1964, however, the schedule conflicted with Clemente’s military commitment. The Pirates, supported by former state Senator John M. Walker, asked U.S. Senator Hugh Scott to consider Clemente for an early discharge so he would be able to participate in the World Series.
Read the rest: "Roberto Clemente: A Legacy Beyond Baseball" (The National Archives)
As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance.
New York Giants vs Green Bay Packers football program (1962)
Columbus Clippers #HappyBirthday #Bernie
What do you get the man who has everything? #FarewellCaptain