NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Derek Jeter is baseball in the purest sense of the word.”
— Billy Crystal
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FOX Sports also uploaded a video to YouTube on Monday, though it was overshadowed by the instant-classic cap tip to Derek Jeter from Nike’s Jordan Brand. In the clip, several notable names share their thoughts and favorite memories of the Yankees captain, who will start in his final All-Star Game on Wednesday night.
“Class, leadership, righteousness,” Jets legend Joe Namath said of the retiring shortstop. “A whole lot of good things, man.”
Giants great Michael Strahan said Jeter made playing in New York look easy: “He is a hero of mine, even though he’s younger than me.”
Yankees fans Billy Crystal and Rudy Giuliani, and Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. are among the other celebs in the video.
“He’s going to stay with us,” Namath said, “just like the great ones have generations ahead of him.”
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