Derek’s been a leader from day one. He’s been the head of his class in every way, both on the field and in terms of character. … That’s hard to do. Being undefeated for 20 years? In New York City? That’s remarkable. When you realize, an hour before the game, 50,000 people are in their seats, ready to go, excited, energetic. When you see Michael Jordan andCal Ripken, two of the biggest icons of my lifetime — I thought it was a great day. I’m sorry I wasn’t there.
Okay, I’m not really much of a sports person, but I’m a little emotional right now. This guy is just so great on and off the field. His walk-off today was beautiful, and the perfect way to end his time at Yankee Stadium. Thanks Captain!
Respect. More than any other emotion, that’s the feeling Derek Jeter has commanded throughout his 20 years in Major League Baseball. As the Yankees shortstop enters the halfway turn of his farewell season, Nike’s Air Jordan brand (a longtime sponsor of Jeter) has released an incredible commercial to celebrate his final year.