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Yankees To Wear Uniform Patches Celebrating Derek Jeter

All uniformed Yankees will wear a Derek Jeter patch beginning Sept. 7. (credit: Twitter/@Yankees)

All uniformed Yankees will wear a Derek Jeter patch beginning Sept. 7. (credit: Twitter/@Yankees)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees will celebrate Derek Jeter’s career by wearing a special patch on their caps and jerseys during his final few weeks in the majors.

The team announced Tuesday that a logo depicting Jeter’s last season will appear on the hats and left sleeves of players’ uniforms beginning Sunday, when the club hosts Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium. A pregame ceremony highlighting the star shortstop’s career is planned before New York faces the Kansas City Royals.

“Former teammates, family members and other guests are expected to take part in a special pregame ceremony highlighting Jeter’s career,” the team said in a statement. “Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by noon.”

After that, the Yankees will wear the patches for the rest of the season. Jeter, the longtime Yankees captain, is retiring after this year.

The Yankees also said they will also honor Jeter with a pregame video tribute prior to his final regular-season home game on Sept. 25.

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