Derek Jeter’s final day in a New York Yankees uniform should be memorable.
Jeter’s illustrious career will end Sunday when the Yankees close out their 2014 season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. While there’s been some chatter as to whether Jeter will play this weekend in Boston, the Red Sox still are preparing a proper send-off for the longtime Yankees captain.
Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino said Thursday on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan” that the club will honor Jeter with a one-day ceremony Sunday. Lucchino didn’t reveal any exact details of the ceremony, but it sounds like the occasion will be marked with an appropriate — not over the top — celebration of the shortstop’s legendary career.
“I would describe it as low-key,” Lucchino said. “It’s more respect and admiration for him as a ballplayer. I don’t think you’ll see too many talking heads. But there will be plenty of gestures of respect for him.
“In terms of tangible gifts for him, we’re not giving him a red convertible or something like that. What he cares most about these days is his Turn 2 Foundation. And we intend to make a sizable contribution to that and to give a little piece of Fenway Park to take with him.”
Jeter, who played his final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, was a huge part of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. It’s fitting that he’ll make one more stop in Boston before hanging up the spikes.