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Unanimous decision: Kalamazoo Central re-names its baseball field

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

First Nick Swisher had a baseball field named after him. Now it’s Derek Jeter’s turn.

The field at Kalamazoo Central High School will be renamed after the Yankees captain following a unanimous vote by the board of education on Thursday night. According to the Kalamazoo Gazette, the board “praised Jeter’s accomplishments on the field and his philanthropy through his Turn 2 Foundation” in agreeing to the honor.

Jeter graduated from Kalamazzo Central in 1992 and was inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. As a high school senior he hit .508 with four homers, 23 RBI, 21 walks and one strikeout in 23 games.

How cool would it be to be that pitcher who got the strikeout?




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