Derek Jeter’s final home game was not only a big moment for New York and Yankees fans, but to tons of athletes in different sports. In a player that is in the same esteem as Michael Jordan, Jeter is a role model not only for baseball players, but for athletes and everyday people too. The game last night was the highest viewed show on the YES Network in its history. Over 2 million households in the New York area were tuned in. Here are some of the #RE2PECT tweets saying goodbye to Jeter.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 26, 2014
Jeter on why he is retiring: "I still feel as though I could play, I just don’t want to.''"…Perfect answer. RE2PECT
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 26, 2014
Jeter always played the game in the most respectful way. Honored to have been able to watch, play and learn from one of the greatest!!
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) September 26, 2014
JETER. No words for that… #RE2PECT
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) September 26, 2014
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) September 26, 2014
Tip of the hat to the Captain today. I’ve learned so much from him as a person and a player… http://t.co/dlb62ouHS5
— Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) September 25, 2014
— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) September 26, 2014
All Time. Vintage Captain.
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) September 26, 2014