DETROIT (CBSNewYork/AP) — Derek Jeter was given two seats from Tiger Stadium during a ceremony before the New York Yankees played Detroit on Wednesday night.
Thursday’s series finale will be the retiring shortstop’s final appearance in Detroit unless the Tigers and Yankees meet in the playoffs. Jeter went to high school in Michigan at Kalamazoo Central.
The 14-time All-Star’s nephew, Jalen, was on hand at Comerica Park for the pregame ceremony. Just like his uncle would, the youngster tipped his cap to the crowd.
Tigers greats Al Kaline and Willie Horton presented Jeter with the seats from Detroit’s old ballpark, which Jeter had a chance to play in before the Tigers moved to Comerica Park in 2000.
Jeter also received three portraits of himself at various points in his career — one of him as a high school player, another of him at Tiger Stadium and another of him at Comerica.
The Yankees dropped the first game of the three-game set before evening things up against David Price. Heading into the rubber game on Thursday, Jeter is 3-for-7 with a run scored, two RBIs, a double and a walk in the series.
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