The New York Yankees retired former shortstop Derek Jeter’s number on Sunday, and Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts had some thoughtful words for the former Yankee captain.
Before he was converted to an outfielder, Betts was an infielder who looked up to Jeter and took notice to his professionalism on and off the field.
In The Player’s Tribune, Betts said Jeter “motivated (him) to become the best, most real version of Mookie Betts.”
To hear more from Betts on Jeter’s legacy, check out the video above from “Red Sox Gameday Live,” presented by DCU.
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