Thursday, September 25, 2014

Red Sox to Honor Jeter With "Plenty of Gestures of Respect"

The Red Sox plan to honor Yankees' Shortstop Derek Jeter with "plenty of gestures of respect" when his team heads to Fenway Park this weekend.

Jeter, whose Yanks are 2-1 against Boston in ALCS meetings (wins came in 1998 and 2003; loss in 2004) since the beginning of the former's career in 1995, has hit .290 versus the Sox over the course of twenty seasons, also collecting 26 home runs and 137 RBIs during that span.

"I don't think you'll see too many talking heads," Red Sox President Larry Lucchino told WEEI Thursday Morning. "But there will be plenty of gestures of respect for him. "

Like what?

"In terms of tangible gifts for him, we're not giving him a red convertible or something like that. What he cares most about these days is his Turn 2 Foundation. And we intend to make a sizable contribution to that, and to give a little piece of Fenway Park to take with him."

Lucchino's club certainly wouldn't be the first to give to Jeter's charity this year. Throughout the season, one that will likely finish with New York above .500, numerous opponents have donated to the non-profit organization, the Tigers, Blue Jays, and Royals included.

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