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Derek Jeter ended his professional baseball career on a high note, leading his Yankees to a victory in his final Mlb game.
Playing against their biggest rival, the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees won 9-5 with Jeter hitting his 3,465th base hit -- the most in the franchise's history — and earning his 1,311th Rbi. After an emotional farewell in New York last week, the 40-year-old shortstop was on the lineup for his final game as a designated hitter. After he reached base on a single, he was replaced by pinch runner Brian McCann. Jeter hugged the Red Sox pitcher and then tipped his helmet to his Yankees crowd before going back into the dugout.
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- Robyn Ross
The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the air to attempt a bare-handed play. It went off of his palm and onto the grass, and by that time Jeter was safe at first with hit No. 3,465 - sixth all-time, and the most in franchise history - along with the 1,311th Rbi of a career in which he established himself as the New York Yankees' consummate captain and, for two decades, the face of baseball. »
- Associated Press
Marion Barber's former NFL teammates tell TMZ Sports they're "shocked" by the details of the former superstar's handgun-in-a-church arrest ... and are hoping he gets the help he needs. We broke the story ... Barber was taken into police custody in June after allegedly taking a loaded gun into a Texas church and flashing it at the congregation. He was held for mental evaluation. One former NFL teammate -- a fellow superstar who didn't want to be »
- TMZ Staff
The disappearance of two immigrant children in mid-19th-century rural Pennsylvania provides the narrative gist and mystery of “Kinderwald.” Lise Raven’s first feature since her crime drama “Low” nearly two decades ago is billed as the middle part in a trilogy inspired by fairy tales about children lost in the woods (the first being last year’s short “Neighbors”), though it comes off more as an effective miniature of pioneer life in the mode of Kelly Reichardt’s “Meek’s Cutoff.” Though this Slamdance Film Festival closer lacks most of the qualities that typically make period pieces commercially viable — star names, spectacle — it’s a visually lovely piece that could parlay critical support into some arthouse play before moving on to home formats.
German emigres John (co-scenarist Frank Bruckner) and Flora Linden (Emily Behr) have arrived in south central Pennsylvania in 1854 to start a new life, camping in the »
- Dennis Harvey
4 items from 2014
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