Derek Jeter Plays Final Game, Nationals Get Their First No-Hitter

September 29, 2014

The final day of Major League Baseball’s regular season has been one for the record books.

Jordan Zimmermann became the first Washington National to pitch a no-hitter.

On the 104th pitch, Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich hit the ball deep to left-center field.

Zimmermann thought his no-hitter was gone.

But in dramatic fashion, Steven Souza Jr., a little-used rookie, made the diving catch. Souza had come into the game as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning.

When asked what he thought when the ball left Yelich’s bat, Zimmermann said he believed it was “a double. No-doubt double. And he (Souza) comes out of nowhere and makes that catch, so I guess whatever he wants, he can have. I’ll buy him anything.”

Zimmermann’s record-setting game on Sunday, gave the NL East Champion Nationals a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Derk Jeter’s 20-Year Career Ends

Derek Jeter played his final game at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday.

A pre-game ceremony honored the Yankees captain and the crowd gave him numerous standing ovations.

In his final at-bat, Jeter hit an RBI-single. He left the game in the third inning for a pinch runner.

It was his 3,465th career hit, and he ended with a batting average of .310.

The Yankees beat Boston 9-5.

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