Tigers honor Jeter with seats from Tiger Stadium
DETROIT (AP) — Derek Jeter was given two seats from Tiger Stadium during a ceremony before the New York Yankees played Detroit on Wednesday night.
The three-game series 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.
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.
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