Fans can watch the final game of Derek Jeter’s career live online, catching streaming video as the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox in a season finale.
The Captain has played 19 season in the majors (plus a few games of a 20th season, when he was just 20 years old), and now his career is coming to an end. Derek Jeter will play his final game on Sunday at 1:35 p.m.
Those who watch Derek Jeter’s final game live online will see if the New York Yankees great can re-create the magic of his final home game. On Thursday, Jeter hit a walk0ff single to lead the Yankees over the Orioles 6-5.
Jeter stepped into the batter’s box to a standing ovation, then smacked the first pitch into right field, raising his arms in a moment so perfect it couldn’t have been scripted any better.
The final week of Derek Jeter’s career has been a ratings bonanza. The final home game of his career was the most-viewed game ever on the YES Network, averaging 1.25 million in the New York area alone. The network noted that it was likely the most-viewed game ever broadcast on New York regional sports networks.
As Forbes noted, Jeter’s last game in the Bronx also attracted viewers to other outlets:
The game also drew high numbers in Baltimore where Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) carried the game. The game on MASN pulled a 6.73 rating with 74,000 households in the Baltimore DMA.
MLB Network’s national telecast of Derek Jeter’s final home game last night was the most-watched regular season game in its history with 837,000 viewers (the game was not shown in the New York and Baltimore markets due to blackout restrictions). That led to MLB Network’s best regular season prime viewership, ever, with 870,000 viewers.
Those who want to watch Derek Jeter’s final home game live online can click here for streaming video of the New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox game through MLB.com, which is offering the final weekend free on more than 400 devices.