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Yankees Honor Teixeira In Final Game

As several New York Yankees legends have departed, Mark Teixeira remained, even as injuries and age quieted his once potent bat. Like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera before him, Teixeira got the opportunity to have a proper farewell from Yankees fans and teammates. Teixeira was removed from his customary spot at first base in the top of the seventh inning, making way for Tyler Austin. He left the field to a standing ovation, and a waiting line of teammates ready with hugs and handshakes. In a pregame ceremony, Teixeira was honored by Yankees management, who presented him with a framed jersey, and teammates C.C. Sabathia and Brent Gardner gave him a base autographed by the entire team. Teixeira played eight of his 14 MLB seasons in New York, and hit 206 of his 409 career home runs for the Bronx Bombers.

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