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'Core Four' reunite for double first pitch at Yankees home opener

For Derek Jeter's final home opener, the New York Yankees had to do something special. This is a franchise, after all, that got Metallica to play at Mariano Rivera's retirement party.

While the best of Jeter's retirement tour is yet to come, the Yankees started things out Monday in the Bronx by bringing back a few other recently retired stars. Jeter was joined by Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada — the "Core Four," as they're known — for a special first pitch.

Jeter and Posada stood behind the plate while Pettitte and Rivera threw first pitches in unison, enough to make any Yankees fan mark out.

This probably isn't the last time we see the "Core Four" at Yankee Stadium this season, the Jeter party will rage on and his Yankee contemporaries are sure to be a part of it.

As for Monday's game, Jeter delivered a double and scored a run as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2.

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