The 50 Greatest Moments in New York Yankees History

46. The Christening of Yankee Stadium

Date: 11/4/2009
The House that Jeter Built. This game was destined to go to the Yankees. Mary J. Blige performed the "The Star-Spangled Banner" like only she could, Jigga's "Empire State of Mind" had dropped about a month before and Andy Pettitte was on the mound trying to become the second pitcher in history to win three series-clinching games in one postseason. The new Cathedral of Baseball was on one that night. Andy dominated as usual and in what would be his last game in pinstripes, Hideki Matsui went 3-4 with a home run and 6 RBIs. The Phillies never stood a chance.

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