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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 17, 2010 at 01:57:46 AM

According to baseball-reference, 47 players have made the major leagues from Ohio State University.  Until Brian Cashman heisted Kenny Williams out of Nick Swisher in November 2008, none had played for the Yankees since George Steinbrenner became owner in 1973.

And how is that relevant to a night when the Yankees won and remembered Steinbrenner?

It is relevant because besides the Yankees, Steinbrenner's passion was Ohio State especially its football program. He was a man who often has been described as having a football mentality and coached at Northwestern at one point.

The obvious ending to last night's game would be Derek Jeter getting the same game-winning single as Swisher and it seemed set up for that.  There's just one problem: even with all his years and accolades with