Health - September 26, 2014

Derek Jeter’s Game Winning Final Hit

In dramatic fashion, during the last game he will ever play in Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter delivered the game-winning hit in the New York Yankees' 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles last night.  Jeter’s single to right field allowed teammate Antoan Richardson to run home, clinching the win for the Yankees. 

Jeter celebrated in the dugout with his current and former teammates, then slowly walked around the infield, waving to the sellout crowd of 48,613. 

Jeter will assume the role of designated hitter for the Yankees’ final three games of the season in Boston.  Respected by teammates and opponents alike for his work ethics and professionalism, Jeter was quoted last night saying, “I've lived a dream since I was 4 or five years old, and now the dream is over.”

All-Stars Here at Home

Our home state legislators performed heroically on the diamond here in Harrisburg this week, too.  The second annual Capitol All-Stars Softball Game raised over $66,000 for Hunger-Free Pennsylvania and Feeding Pennsylvania.  The monies raised will enable these charities to provide approximately 300,000 meals. 

The annual charity softball game featured the Yinz (east) and Youse (west) teams made up of Pennsylvania legislators from the House and Senate, Democrat and Republican.  Members of both teams noted that the camaraderie developed on the field carries over into their working relationships the rest of the year.