He grew up supporting the team and had the good fortune of being drafted by the Bombers in the early 1990s.
He went on to complete an incredible career in New York that included five World Series rings, a Rookie of the Year award, and numerous postseason records.
He was invited by the organization to Yankee Stadium on Friday, as the club honored him for being inducted to the Hall of Fame.
“Great to be back home at Yankee Stadium! Thanks to everyone for making it such a special night for me and my family. The girls had a blast and finally got their ice cream,” he said via Twitter, as he posted several pictures of his incredible evening.
Great to be back home at Yankee Stadium! Thanks to everyone for making it such a special night for me and my family. The girls had a blast and finally got their ice cream. pic.twitter.com/pMfNHOYWoc
— Derek Jeter (@derekjeter) September 10, 2022
An Unforgettable Evening
He talked about the Yankees’ fans and their desire to win, and he praised Aaron Judge in his quest for history.
“He’s got 55 [home runs] — you know, I can’t relate,” Jeter told MLB.com.
“It’s hard enough to get a hit. I’m no expert, maybe ask a home run hitter, but I would assume you can get into some issues if you’re trying to hit home runs. It can backfire on you. But the thing that’s impressive is that he still hits for average.”
He was in charge of the Miami Marlins until just before the season, and his life and career was recently recapped into a documentary called “The Captain.”
He is a busy man, but Yankees fans won’t ever forget him.