NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Kids of Kalamazoo, welcome to… Derek Jeter field?
That’s right, Jeter’s high school is in the process of naming its baseball field after the Yankees captain.
Last Thursday, the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a committee’s recommendation that Kalamazoo Central’s field be named Derek Jeter Field.
But it’s not a done deal just yet. School spokesman Alex Lee says there are still some logistical matters that must be addressed. The board’s approval is obviously a big step.
Jeter graduated from the school in 1992. As a senior, he hit .508 with four home runs and 23 RBIs in 23 games.
He was inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame in 2007.
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