New York Sports: Best “last hurrah’s” in New York Sports history

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Tiger  Woods won on the PGA Tour for the first time on five years during what seems to be the last hurrah of his career, so what are the best “last hurrah’s” in New York sports history?

New York is not short of iconic moments or memorable “last hurrah’s” for its most famous athletes. It is a city where legends tend to become larger than life more often than not. A city where its best athletes rarely have sendoffs that are not iconic.

So, with Tiger Woods being a legend who will at least retire knowing he got back to the top, it got us thinking, which New York athletes did the same?

Which athletes got the send offs they deserved?  Which athletes rejuvenated their careers, even if it was for a night, to go out the way they deserve?

Much like this part of TIger’s career is his “last hurrah,” which New York athletes, who are legends like Tiger, had the best “last hurrah’s?”

Golf is an individual sport and Tiger’s fall from the top has little to do with age, and more to do with overcoming circumstances, much like some people on our list.

For the athletes and their moments, this is more of a list of moments that do not define their careers, but justify them. Not of moments that are the peak of their careers, but ones that make the most sense to accomplish last.

Tiger might never win another major, but the fact that he at least got back to the top one more time is the real focus of this upcoming lists.

Really, the only standard is winning something, at least it is the only thing that is correlated with each moment.

For fun here are some honorable mentions.

So, without further ado, here is the list of best last hurrah’s in New York sports history, athletes who made it back to at least their peak form or won one last time.