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.”
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.”
“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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