VIDEO: Jumpy Jeter Honored, Then Scared By Lightning At Wrigley
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Derek Jeter had quite a night at Wrigley Field.
The retiring New York Yankees captain was presented with a number 2 from the ballpark’s famous scoreboard before Tuesday’s game. Then a bolt of lightning scared gave him quite a scare on the basepaths in the top of the third inning.
Oh, and he went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
Jeter was grateful for the warm welcome from the Cubs and their fans.
“It’s unexpected,” Jeter, who will hang up his cleats after this season, said of the various tributes on his farewell tour. “I never expected anyone to do anything, so it’s much appreciated. For the most part, the fans have always treated me good. This year, it feels good when you’re appreciated.”
The 39-year-old was playing in just his fourth game at Wrigley. The Yankees lost 6-1.
“I like Chicago,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed coming here. Besides baseball, my family used to come here on vacation when I was growing up, so I enjoy Chicago.”
But it didn’t look like he enjoyed the weather on Tuesday night. A television camera caught him looking a bit jumpy when a lightning bolt flashed across the sky above the ballpark.
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