Derek Jeter Honored By Yankees, Thanks Fans For “Greatest Job” – WATCH VIDEO
Derek Jeter, who’s retiring at the end of this season, was honored by the New York Yankees on Sunday before the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals.
The ceremony, which lasted 45 minutes, included appearances by Michael Jordan and other baseball great Cal Ripken, Jr.
The legendary shortstop spoke for around three minutes, during which he thanked the Yankees organization and the fans.
Jeter said, “It’s kind of hard to believe that 20 seasons has gone by so quickly,” before adding, “I want to thank you, the fans.”
“You guys have all watched me grow up over the last 20 years,” he said. “I’ve watched you, too. Some of you guys getting old, too. But I want to thank you for helping me feel like a kid for the last 20 years.”
The Yankees captain, who won five World Series with the team, told the sold-out stadium, “In my opinion, I’ve had the greatest job in the world. I got a chance to be the shortstop for the New York Yankees, and there’s only one of those.”
“I always felt as though it was my job, was to try to provide joy and entertainment for you guys, but it can’t compare to what you brought me,” said Jeter, who maintained his composure throughout the speech.
The team is currently fighting for a playoffs spot.
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