Personal Narrative-The House That Jeter

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Sports have the ability to create everlasting memories for not only those who participated in specific games but also for those who witnessed those games. There is no doubt that those people who were able to witness Derek Jeter’s walk-off hit in his final at bat in Yankee Stadium, which some people call “The House that Jeter Built,” will ever forget that moment. Some athletes are even lucky enough to take part in such moments. For myself, a moment like this came during the baseball season of my junior year of high school when we played our arch rivals, Crossroads School. After what had been a very turbulent off-season, with 3 different head coaches in the span of the offseason. Our original coach, Greg Fowble, had been fired for various off the field reasons. His replacement, Scott Osder, who had coached at Taft High School, came over and coached us through summer ball and part of fall ball before deciding to…show more content…
Not the area of the lineup that we wanted batting in this crucial situation. Zach led off the inning with a single to right field. The pressure was on, the next hitter, a freshman named Jason Starrels, who was not only playing Center Field for us but was also our second best pitcher, behind Zach. He came up and successfully laid down a sacrifice bunt, which advanced Zach to 2nd. 1 out, runner on 2nd, the pressure was mounting. Next up, our sophomore Catcher Uriel Mandl, who had not been hitting particularly well to start the year. He laced a long fly ball to left field, not deep enough for Zach to tag up on. 2 outs, runner on 2nd base…yikes, we could feel the game slipping away from us. Hitting 8th was Dylan Purvis, a junior Outfielder, who was incredibly clueless when it came to base-running and was not a particularly good hitter. On a 2-2 pitch, he grounded a ball to the 3rd baseman. That was it, most of us shut our eyes, accepting defeat. This game was not over though, contrary to our

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