The biggest hit of the last day of the season wasn’t even a hit. It was a bouncer to second that almost turned into a doubleplay. But Derek Jeter went hard into second and Bobby Abreu hustled down the line to collect his 100th RBI.
Everyone in the dugout jumped and Jeter pumped his fist.
Abreu – who finished with 101 RBIs – said, “It means a lot.”
Abreu clearly means a lot to his teammates and his presence in the lineup was a big factor in this run to the playoffs.
Alex Rodriguez was the biggest factor in everything this year. He hit .314 with 54 homers and 156 RBIs.
Joe Torre said it best, “Whatever you say is not enough…”
“I’m proud of the year I had,” Rodriguez said. “As a team, we overcame a lot of adversity.”
And there’s more to come. October is never easy, but the biggest prize waits at the end.