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Derek Jeter’s Ceremony Was The Perfect Send-Off To A Stellar Career


Derek Jeter Day has arrived and the ceremony certainly did not disappoint, bringing this chapter to a close.

Heroes are remembered. Legends never die. Derek Jeter’s career on the New York Yankees has officially drawn to a close.

Through the emotional ceremony, Jeter was recognized for his incredible career but also for his personality both on and off the field.

Many a kid grew up watching Derek Jeter play. We’ve witnessed his first game and were there to cheer him on throughout his career. Now, the legend will live on in Monument Park.

The ceremony brought back some of his former teammates and coaches to honor him in the only way they know how: by giving him respect, just like he did for them.

Bernie Williams, The Core Four, Joe Torre and even a special message from Don Mattingly were a part of the ceremony before Jeter gave his heartwarming speech.


The chanting crowd was possibly the loudest it has been all season, simply because they realize they never will see another player like Derek Jeter.

Jeter’s family, including wife Hannah Jeter and grandmother Dorothy, were on hand when he received a plethora of gifts from the organization that accepted him as one of their own.

Jeter viewed his Monument Park plaque, while receiving his own framed version, a No. 2 picture and a 14-karat white gold ring featuring various numbers from his career encrusted in diamonds.

Derek Jeter then took the podium to bring tears to the eyes of many a fan in the crowd. Jeter thanks his family, his teammates, his fans and the organization for giving him a chance at greatness.

All in all, it served as the perfect goodbye to a legend. He may still be around the game but the focus is on the present. Jeter will always be remembered but now there is a new team to watch.

Thank you, Derek Jeter, for all you’ve done for us. We hope that your send-off provided closure for you just as it did for all of us.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.