While Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada were winning their fifth World Series last night, Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Mark Teixeira were winning their first. And in euphoria, some of the details get a bit fuzzy.
Teixeira recorded the final out at first base, taking the throw from Robinson Cano.
“I didn’t feel it,” he said. “I literally did not feel it hit my glove. I had to look down afterward to make sure that I caught it.”
But he did catch. The last out of the World Series was in his possession.
“I gave it to Johnny and I don’t know where it is now,” he said. “You’ll have to ask him. It was in my glove and everyone was throwing all their stuff down, we were throwing all our gear down, and it was in my glove. I’m not sure where it is.”
When it was over, he sprinted to the middle of the infield. What was his plan? Where was he going?
“I don’t even know,” he said. “Who was the first person? I’ll have to look at the tape. I don’t even know the first person that I jumped on.”
Here’s the audio from Teixeira, enjoying his first moment at the top.