Derek Jeter Retirement Tour Gift Tracker: No. 2 from Wrigley scoreboard (video)
The latest stop on the season-long “Derek Jeter Retirement Tour Super-Happy Funtime Bonanza,” the New York Yankees captain found himself at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field for a game with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.
In one of the more low-key ceremonies so far — hardly surprising given that just four of Jeter’s 2,639 career games have been played at Wrigley — the Cubbies presented him with a No. 2 tile from the legendary scoreboard from the historic ballpark. The tile was presented to Jeter by Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.
Jeter does have fond memories of Wrigley Field, though, that go back further than his big league career. Jeter said that his family would often travel from their hometown of Kalamazoo, Mich., to Chi-Town and that one of his fondest memories was going to a Cubs game on his last day of high school.
To recap, here is the Derek Jeter Retirement Tour Gift Tracker at this stage of the season:
- New York Mets: Subway tile mosaic, charitable donation
- Los Angeles Angels: Personalized, pinstriped paddleboard
- Houston Astros: Golf clubs, Stetson cowboy hat and pair custom No. 2 Yankee cowboy boots
[New York Post, top image via @Cubs]