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New York Yankees: Derek Jeter’s Gifts from Cincinnati Reds, Todd Frazier

July 19th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
By Douglas Rush

Normally when the New York Yankees are on the road, Derek Jeter receives gifts from the team they are playing when they are in the final game of the series.

On Saturday, while the New York Yankees were playing host to the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium, it was the Reds on the road who decided to present Jeter with their own retirement gift to the Yankees captain.

Before the game, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty and starting third basemen Todd Frazier presented Jeter with a plaque with retired Reds jerseys of Dave Concepcion and Barry Larkin; former Reds shortstops, as well as pictures of Jeter inside the plaque.

Jeter was once considered to be a potential draft pick for the Reds the year Jeter got drafted in 1992, but instead fell to the Yankees at the number six overall pick and the rest is history.

It was fitting that the Reds had Frazier come out to do the pre-game ceremony for Jeter, as there is history with the Reds third basemen and Yankees captain. Frazier, who was on the Toms River, New Jersey Little League World Series team, had a chance to be honored by the Yankees in 1998 and there is the infamous image of Frazier and Jeter standing side by side 16 years ago. Then they had a chance to take a picture this past week at the 2014 All Star Game in Minnesota.


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