The New York Yankees have more top moments in an off year than most teams have in a decade. So let’s review the season and choose a 2013 most memorable moment.
Here are the nominees. If you don’t find the one that you are looking for, feel free to sumbit a write-in ballot. Regardless of who your favorite Yankee is, there should be a selection to make you happy.
1.Derek Jeter returns from injury to hit a homer in the first pitch that he sees. The game saw Jeter and Alfonso Soriano combine to lead the Yankees to victory and give Yankees fans inspiration for the rest of the season.
2.The Yankees completed a triple play. The feat came against the Baltimore Orioles on April 12.
3. Andy Pettitte’s 250th career win. Pettitte, with his dazzling pick off move and big game dependability, willingly relinquished the spotlight in his final season to Mariano Rivera.
4. Another Pettitte milestone. With strikeout number 1958, he became the Yankees all-time strike out leader.
5.The Yankees acquired Alfonso Soriano. Sori went on a home run tear, causing Yankees fans to wonder what it would have been like if he had never left in the first place.
6.Ichiro Suzuki got his 4,oooth career hit between Japan and the Major Leagues. Suzuki tipped his hat to the crowd after hitting a single to reach the mark.
7. Mariano Rivera’s All-Star celebration. The image of Mo entering the game to a standing ovation with the field to himself still sends chills down the spine.
8. “Mariano Rivera Day” at Yankee Stadium. This one gets my vote. The Yankees brass did a great job organizing the event.
9. Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove Rivera from his final game. Imagine if the Yankees had been able to sign Jorge Posada to a one day contract. The Core Four could have united on the field one more time.
10. Joe Torre was elected to the Hall of Fame. Thanks Joe for leading the Yankees in such a dignified and successful manner.
11. Don’t see your choice? Well, cast a write in ballot.
So there you have it. With all the challenges, it was a memorable year after all. So tell us, which one gets your vote?