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Bless You Boys 1 hour ago

Tigers, fans extend touching farewell to Derek Jeter

The Tigers and fans offered the Yankees shortstop a fitting pre-game ceremony on his way to retiring from 20 years of playing the game of baseball. DETROIT — One last time, one last series for fans in Michigan to bid farewell to the Michigan-native who was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1992. The Yankees generally don't receive a warm reception when they come to Detroit. Any series between the Yankees and the Tigers carries a playoff-like feel with it, and Derek Jeter isn't one who typically receives a glowing welcome when he steps to the plate. For one series though, that has been...
Detroit News 10 hours ago

In Jerry Lumpe, Tigers great Al Kaline remembers fondly a great teammate, great friend

With all due respect to the great Derek Jeter, this is a story about a Yankees player who was dying. Not retiring. And about the Tigers great who was his friend.
Detroit Free Press 14 hours ago

Tigers honor 'class act' Derek Jeter with pregame ceremony

New York Yankees star Derek Jeter has been called 'Captain Clutch' and 'Mr. November' during his legendary Major League Baseball career; he's a prince among shortstops and beloved by New York fans for 20 years. Wednesday night, it was time for Tigers players and officials and an appreciative Comerica Park crowd to honor the 40-year-old Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season.
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

Derek Jeter's retirement ceremony with Tigers a family affair

Jeter grew up in Kalamazoo, Mich. His parents, sister and nephew attended the ceremony
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
Detroit Tigers present Derek Jeter, a self-proclaimed Michigander, gifts with local flavor during tribute

Detroit Tigers present Derek Jeter, a self-proclaimed Michigander, gifts with local flavor during tribute

More than a dozen teams have paid tribute to Derek Jeter this season by presenting the Yankees legendary shortstop with gifts during his farewell tour. It was Detroits turn Wednesday, and his home state didnt disappoint. DETROIT -- More than a dozen teams have paid tribute to Derek Jeter this season by presenting the Yankees' legendary shortstop with gifts during his farewell tour. It was Detroit's turn Wednesday, and his home state didn't disappoint. From custom-made cowboy boots to a Yankees-themed paddleboard, teams have gone above and beyond this season to...
Detroit News 15 hours ago

Tigers keep Derek Jeter ceremony short, simple -- and classy

With the help of Tigers legends Al Kaline and Willie Horton, the Tigers presented the retiring Yankee with money for his foundation and a trio of nice paintings.

Cheers and chairs for Jeter in Detroit tribute

DETROIT -- If you're thinking of giving Derek Jeter a retirement gift, scratch a few more items off the list. In a pregame ceremony on the field at Comerica Park, attended by Jeter's family as well as former Tiger greats Al Kaline and Willie Horton, and current Tigers and ex-Yankees Phil Coke and Joba Chamberlain, Jeter was given a pair of chairs from the old Tiger Stadium and a collection of three original paintings depicting him in action. The paintings included one of him in the maroon jersey of Kalamazoo Central H.

Video: Jeter makes one last regular-season trip to Michigan

Taboola Home/Section Front Player When the Yankees make their final trip to any particular city this season, Derek Jeter always sits down for a pregame press conference to let local media ask him about his career and his upcoming retirement. As you might imagine, it didn’t take long for these question-and-answer sessions to become repetitive, […] The post Video: Jeter makes one last regular-season trip to Michigan appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
River Ave. Blues Aug 27, 2014

Yankees at their best when Jeter is the DH

For the fourth time in the last nine games, Derek Jeter started at DH last night. That comes after he started only four of the team’s first 121 games at DH. Carlos Beltran‘s elbow injury relegated him to full-time DH duty for a few weeks, but even when Beltran was on the disabled list, Jeter […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogYankees at their best when Jeter is the DH The post Yankees at their best when Jeter is the DH appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2014
Column: Derk Jeter, Kalamazoo's Yankee, reflects on U-M, Tiger Stadium and so much more

Column: Derk Jeter, Kalamazoo's Yankee, reflects on U-M, Tiger Stadium and so much more

In two decades, Jeter played on five World Series winners and, even as a young player, he cultivated a wary way with big-city folk who wanted a piece of him. In a conversation of about 15 minutes, Jeter sounded as if he is ready for the next phase of his life. Watch video DETROIT — Because Detroit Tigers pitching master David Price is likely to face New York Yankees superstar shortstop Derek Jeter on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, someone asked the big left-hander how he'd like to say goodbye to the Yankees captain in the 20th and final year...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2014

Kalamazoo Central graduate Derek Jeter receives standing ovation from Detroit Tigers fans

In Detroit this week to play his final regular-season series in Michigan, Derek Jeter received a standing ovation when he was introduced to a sell-out crowd at Comerica Park. New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, left, laughs with Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera after hitting a single in the first inning in Detroit on Tuesday.AP Photo  DETROIT -- Derek Jeter is used to having his name dragged through the mud whenever he visits his home state of Michigan. He's a Yankee. He expects to be cursed and heckled on the road. And it's no exception at Comerica...
Newsday Aug 26, 2014

Joe Girardi might be using Derek Jeter more at DH down stretch

Derek Jeter's brief academic career at the University of Michigan was among the topics discussed with the Yankees' captain before Tuesday night's game at Comerica Park. But when someone suggested he could continue that education post-retirement, Jeter laughed.
Detroit News Aug 26, 2014

Derek Jeter holds fond memories of Tiger Stadium, Detroit sports

Jeter has had a lot of great moments and memories playing and watching baseball in Detroit, especially at old Tiger Stadium where he watched games with his father when he was a young boy growing up in Kalamazoo.
Newsday Aug 26, 2014

Derek Jeter recalls disappointing first memory of Tigers

Derek Jeter grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, went to a number of Tigers games as a kid at the since demolished Tiger Stadium and is an unabashed University of Michigan fan.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2014

Kalamazoo native Derek Jeter on Tigers' fans: 'They have respect (for me) because this is where I grew up'

Kalamazoo high-school star Derek Jeter on Detroit Tigers fans: 'They have respect (for me) because this is where I grew up'

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