Derek Jeter Farewell Letter to Fans Is the Most Jeter Thing Ever (Pic)

jeter final game yankee stadium (jeter farewell letter)

After receiving extravagant retirement gifts everywhere he went for the last six months, last night, at his final game at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter gave two gifts of his own.

The second and best gift was the walk-off single in his last ever at-bat in the iconic pinstripes. (His final game as a Yankee will be played in road grays.) But the first was nice, too. Every ticketed fan at Yankee Stadium last night received a farewell letter from the Captain himself.

Of course, I’m sure fans who weren’t at the game will be able to buy framed commemorative editions of the Jeter farewell letter, and I’m sure a great many of them (including every sports bar in New York) will do that, making the Yankees another small fortune. Moreover, I wouldn’t be surprised if it winds up as a full page ad in every newspaper in the Big Apple.

Still, the fans who got their copy of the Jeter farewell letter at the game will have the ultimate keepsake. And I must say, the thing is very well written and—dare I say—classy.

Take a look:

Jeter farewell letter

It’s a shame this lovely letter was preceded by six months of stupid commercials and excessive pageantry. If all we had was this and a simple ceremony at Yankee Stadium, it would have been the perfect sendoff for the Captain.

Hat Tip – [Sporting News]

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