Derek Jeter is heading into his final September playing professional baseball with the team he helped put on the map for the past two decades. The New York Yankees shortstop will be honored by the team with a special patch that will be placed on all player uniforms, hats and equipment. It will begin on the very same day the team will honor Jeter for his accomplishments as one of the greatest team captains in franchise history at their very own Yankees Stadium this weekend.
This is truly a classy move by the Yankees since it shows just how much they appreciate what he has done for the organization all these years. Sure, the Yankees might not have been competitive the last few seasons, but that fighting spirit led by Jeter’s leadership has at least kept the team playing hard in the majority of their games.
All across the country starting this weekend, tons of this new merchandise will be available featuring this special patch so that everyone has the opportunity to purchase something that they will cherish for a lifetime.
It’s not often a player the caliber of Jeter comes along and makes such an impact on the game of baseball, and this is a great way to honor him. Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question in that Jeter will indeed go down as one of the greatest shortstops of all time and probably the most beloved Yankee.
Jeter’s No. 2 jersey at the current moment is the top selling jersey so far in 2014, and rightfully so. Once this new merchandise drops, there is no telling just how big this will all be. The Yankees know that Jeter is one of the most respected athletes of all time and chose a perfect way for him to be remembered for his contributions to the game of baseball.
As he will certainly be filled with plenty of emotion once he sees this new patch on all his teammates. Jeter should really feel proud of everything he’s done. He’s impacted the lives of many, and this is a unique way to show just how special he really is.