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Jeter returns home

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 19, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter was back home in Kalamazoo this weekend, having his high school’s baseball field officially named in his honor and hosting 300 local children during a Christmas event for his Turn 2 Foundation.

Our friend Bryan Hoch has pictures from the Turn 2 event, where Jeter made a surprise visit with Santa Claus.

The Kalamazoo Gazette has video of Jeter’s speech at Kalamazoo Central High School.

“I used to live right behind the school,” Jeter said. “And to myself I always thought, ‘This is my field’ because I spent probably more time on that field than I did at home.”

In typical Jeter fashion, it’s a very quick and gracious speech. Worth checking out.

Associated Press photo

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