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Los Angeles Angels Present New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter with Giant Paddleboard as Farewell Gift Before Game

May 7th, 2014 at 10:53 PM
By Doug Rush

Mariano Rivera got a lot of great gifts in his farewell tour last season for the New York Yankees. Now, it's Derek Jeter's turn to get the gifts from teams in his farewell tour around Major League Baseball in 2014.

Just before Wednesday night's series finale at Angels Stadium between the Yankees and Los Angeles Angels, Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Howie Kendrick and Jered Weaver participated in a pre-game ceremony to honor Jeter with a farewell gift from the organization, which was a really tall and gigantic paddleboard. In the picture from the Angels Twitter account, Kendrick is seen holding the large paddle to go along with the paddleboard.

The paddleboard will be just one of the many gifts that teams around the league will be giving the Yankees captain during the year. Last season, the Minnesota Twins got creative for Rivera, as they took some of the shattered bats that he created from his cutter and were able to make a rocking chair out of the bats. 

In the game, Jeter hit his first home run of the game, a solo shot off left-handed starter Hector Santiago which put the Yankees up 6-0 in the top of the second inning.

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Tags: albert pujols, Baseball, Derek Jeter, Howie Kendrick, Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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