It was Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium on Friday and Yankees fans relished the opportunity to honor the legendary shortstop.
Derek Jeter was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame last year but he hadn’t gotten a chance to be honored with a grand event at Yankee Stadium until now.
The Hall of Famer was finally celebrated in full on Friday night with Derek Jeter Day to mark his Hall of Fame induction.
And as you can imagine, New York made sure Jeter got the heroes welcome he deserved.
The Yankees honored Derek Jeter and fans loved it
The stars were out for Jeter but the man himself was the center of attention, that’s for sure.
Yankees fans may love Jeter, but there were boos aplenty for others associated with the organization.
In the end, the day was all about Jeter and fans loved everything about the ceremony ahead of the game between New York and Tampa Bay.
There is now tons of speculation about Jeter possibly taking on a role in the New York front office. He would be a welcome addition there but for the time being he got to be a fan watching his childhood team play ball.
The Yankees are coming out of a particularly tough stretch. After losing six of seven games, they’ve turned things around just in time for Jeter Night with four wins in five against the Twins.
This series with the Rays could be pivotal. Success would put them on track to clinch the division over Tampa Bay. However, a few stumbles could draw the Rays that much closer in the division race.
Coming into Friday’s action, New York had a lead of 4.5 games over TB.