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Jeter showered with gifts before and during last night's game


DETROIT (WKZO) -- Derek Jeter got a number of gifts from the Tigers Organization and a chance to see some old and new friends during a short but classy ceremony before last night’s game, as he makes is last appearences at Comerica Park.

He received two seats from the old Tigers Stadium, three paintings of him batting in Kalamazoo and at the old and new stadiums, and a 5-thousand dollar check for Jeter’s Leaders from Tiger players.

Jeters leaders from Kalamazoo made the trip to Comerica Park for the ceremony yesterday. 

Also on hand for the ceremony was his family,his Kalamazoo Central High School Coach and his two year old nephew who doffed his hat just the way Jeter does when he was introduced. 

He says he has many warm memories of the old Tiger Stadium because that's where he went as a boy with his father to see the team he really liked, the Yankees. 

He received a couple of the seats from the old Stadium.   They also gave him three paintings.  One depicts him batting in Kalamazoo in his Maroon Giants uniform.  The other two paintings show him batting in the Old Tiger Stadum and Comerica Park. . 

He also got two RBI's and the 8 to 4 win once the game began. .