This evening the New York Yankees will be retiring Derek Jeter’s No. 2 to Monument Park. In advance of the special occasion, Michael Jordan has penned a heartfelt letter to the former Yankee captain. The pair have formed a 20 year friendship going back to when Jordan switched sports and starting playing baseball. Below is an excerpt from the letter. Read the full letter on Jeter’s The Player’s Tribune site.
“Beyond your 20 years in the majors and an endless list of accolades, it was your love and respect for the game that set you apart.”
The coverage of Derek Jeter’s ceremony will begin this evening at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.