The Yankees officially secured a place in the postseason on Saturday night. The team did so in dramatic fashion, with a walk-off victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Not only did the Bombers get to celebrate a come-from-behind win, but they also got to pop bottles in the clubhouse!
As is customary at Pinstripe Alley, we compiled some of the highlights from the celebration. Here are some of our favorites:
Aaron Hicks played hero on the night. With one out in the bottom of the 11th, and Didi Gregorius on first base, the Yankees center fielder fouled a ball directly off his ankle. He collapsed to the ground, frightening everyone, before bouncing back to connect with the game-winning hit.
Onfield celebration after the Yankees walked off and clinched a playoff berth pic.twitter.com/cXt97mjjrN— Ryan Pavich (@RyanPavich) September 23, 2018
Hicks’ walk-off hit sent the Bombers into celebration mode, and Pinstripe Alley’s own Ryan Pavich was there to capture the on-field fun.
The Yankees moved into the clubhouse, where they went right to the champagne. I wonder if anyone tried Alton Brown’s saber method...
"We've got something special here."— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 23, 2018
- Aaron Judge pic.twitter.com/z54XI0gz1F
Aaron Judge always does a great job of putting the team’s feelings into words. This clip also shows off the workplace hazard of sports reporting.
Perhaps the greatest selfie in baseball history. pic.twitter.com/ZYKWMeplXS— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 23, 2018
Move over, Ellen. This is the selfie of the century.
Giancarlo Stanton is headed to the postseason for the first time. pic.twitter.com/3ysfUrsUci— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 23, 2018
It’s easy to forget that Giancarlo Stanton has never played in the postseason. Look at how excited he is. “Ow! Burns so good!” he yells between dancing. There’s a joy to Stanton here that makes these celebrations so much fun.
What were your favorite moments of the postgame festivities? Put them in comment section below!