‘Everybody Was Shocked’: A Very Special Guest Surprised Derek Jeter for His Last Game at Texas’ Rangers Ballpark

Derek Jeter was in for a big surprise Wednesday night.

The famed shortstop was greeted by former President George W. Bush before his final game at Rangers Ballpark.

“Everybody was shocked, including Derek Jeter,” one of the announcers said.

Jeter, who announced he is retiring at the end of the year, said it was a special moment for him.

“That’s a pretty special feeling, when you have a President come out and give you something to honor you,” he said. “That’s definitely a memory I’ll have for a long time. I’ll be able to brag to a lot of different people.”

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees is presented a photo by President George W. Bush during a ceremony honoring Jeter’s last game in Arlington before the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 30, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

The Yankee was then asked if the appearance meant more than the gifts he has been presented at various pre-game festivities honoring his career.

“It’s an experience, you know what I mean?” Jeter said. “That’s a gift within itself.”

New York Yankees Derek Jeter, left, and former President George W. Bush greet each other during a ceremony honoring Jeter before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

“Not too many people can say they’ve had the President come out and honor them in a ceremony. It meant a lot to me,” he added.

(H/T: Bleacher Report)

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