Best NY sports moments of the decade
Neil Best counts down the best sports moments of the decade.
10) Yankee and Shea stadiums close, Sept. 21 and 28, 2008
Both the Mets and the Yankees closed their respective stadiums in 2008. Above, Shea Stadium is pictured during the 2000 World Series against the Yankees
9) Mark Messier retires, Jan. 12, 2006, Madison Square Garden
Mark Messier walks onto the ice and acknowledges the fans ovation as the NY Rangers retired his number before the Rangers-Edmonton Oilers game at Madison Square Garden, Thursday, January 12, 2006.
8) Pete Sampras wins U.S. Open, Sept. 8, 2002, Arthur Ashe Stadium
Pete Sampras let out a big yell after closing his match against Andre Agassi in the men's finals in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. Sunday Sept 8, 2002.
7) Wellington Mara talks trash, Jan. 14, 2001, Giants Stadium
New York Giants' owner, Wellington Mara in the locker room after practice at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands for the upcoming Super Bowl. January 17, 2001.
6) Sarah Hughes wins Olympic gold, Feb. 21, 2002, Salt Lake City
Sarah Hughes of the United States reacts after her preformace in the women's free skating program at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002.
5) Tiger Woods wins U.S. Open, June 16, 2002, Bethpage Black
Tiger Woods waves to the gallery at the 18th green after arriving to play the final hole of the 2002 U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002. Woods won the championship, three strokes ahead of Phil Mickelson. Sergio Garcia, rear, walks up also.
4) Scott Brosius? home run, Nov. 1, 2001, Yankee Stadium
Yankee's Scott Brosius reacts to hitting single HR in the 9th inning of tonight's game between Arizona Diamondbacks at Yankees Stadium, World Series, Game 5, on Thursday November 1, 2001.
3) Aaron Boone?s home run, Oct. 17, 2003, Yankee Stadium
Yankees' Aaron Boone raises his arms in jubliation after he hit the game wining home run that broke the 5-5 tie and sent the Yankees to the World Series in the 11th inning. Game 7 the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, October 16, 2003.
2) David Tyree?s catch, Feb. 3, 2008, University of Phoenix Stadium
New York Giants receiver David Tyree catches a 32-yard pass from MVP Eli Manning while in the clutches of New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Manning, who completed 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards, would hit Plaxico Burress with a 13-yard scoring strike with 35 seconds left for a 17-14 win over previously unbeaten New England.
1) Mike Piazza?s home run, Sept. 21, 2001, Shea Stadium
New York Mets' Mike Piazza gestures to the crowd after hitting a two run eighth inning home run against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in New York Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. This was the first baseball game in New York since the World Trade Center attack of Sept. 11. The Mets won 3-2.