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After 85 years of memories, fans, players honor Yankee Stadium

Updated: September 22, 2008, 2:30 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The final farewell was left to Derek Jeter.

Microphone in hand, the New York captain stood on the mound and addressed the 54,610 fans who came to say so long to Yankee Stadium.

"So take the memories from this stadium, add it to the new memories that come with the new Yankee Stadium and continue to pass them on from generation to generation," he said Sunday night.

And with his words echoing throughout the 85-year-old ballpark -- eerily reminiscent of famous goodbyes ...

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