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.