New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is retiring from baseball this year. This isn’t new, as baseball fans have known for months that the Yankees’ captain has planned on hanging up his glove after the 2014 season. Because of this, many baseball teams have honored Jeter before games this season. One such team that wanted to honor Mr. November is the University of Michigan baseball team, which presented Jeter with a No. 2 Wolverines jersey before the Yankees took on the Detroit Tigers last night.
Jeter — who played high school ball in Kalamazoo, Michigan — received a scholarship to play baseball in Ann Arbor and considers himself to be a Wolverines fan. Jeter even attended Michigan for a semester before going pro. While we all agree that he made the right decision, it’s nice to see that Michigan holds a special place in his heart, and that the baseball team took the time to honor the future Hall of Famer.