July 20, 2021 (Newswire.com) –
Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit will honor Baseball Corridor of Famer, New York Yankees legend, and Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter with its 2021 Residing Legend Award on Friday, November 12. The particular ceremony additionally kicks off the sixteenth Annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit Public sale with Hunt Auctions, Inc. The award ceremony is a fundraiser for Jeter’s Flip 2 Basis.
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit Residing Legend award was created to honor an individual whose profession in baseball, and life outdoors the sport, have taken on legendary qualities by advantage of his abilities, achievements, and conduct. The celebration began in 2007 and is personalised annually for the recipient to make it an particularly memorable and significant occasion.
“It is an honor to be acknowledged by the good crew at Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit with this award,” stated Jeter. “Louisville Slugger performed a really integral position in my enjoying profession, and I respect all that they’ve carried out for the sport of baseball.”
Derek Jeter Highlights
Derek Jeter is one in every of at the moment’s most celebrated main league baseball gamers. A five-time World Sequence champion and member of baseball’s unique 3,000-hit membership, Jeter is a world ambassador for baseball and one of many biggest to ever play the sport.
Jeter was a 14-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove shortstop, and the 2000 World Sequence MVP. His accolades additionally embrace 5 Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award.
An incomparable chief each on and off the sphere, Jeter was born in Pequannock, N.J., and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was chosen No. 6 total by the Yankees in 1992 and shortly discovered success within the Main League. He gained AL Rookie of the 12 months and helped the crew win the 1996 World Sequence.
When he retired from the Yankees in 2014, he stepped away as one of many biggest to ever play the sport. The Yankees retired his well-known No. 2 jersey in 2017, and he was elected to the Baseball Corridor of Fame within the Class of 2020, his first 12 months on the poll.
Jeter has remained near baseball since stepping off the sphere. He was a part of an possession group that bought the Miami Marlins in 2017 and have become the franchise’s head of baseball operations and CEO.
“The honorees of our Residing Legend Award weren’t solely nice gamers, they’ve additionally demonstrated lasting greatness past the ballfield. Derek Jeter has definitely had an extremely constructive affect on baseball and our tradition that continues at the moment. We’re thrilled to help his Flip 2 Basis and have a good time him as this 12 months’s Residing Legend,” stated Anne Jewell, Vice President and Govt Director at Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit.
Flip 2 Basis
Outdoors of baseball, Jeter continues to be the driving pressure behind the Flip 2 Basis, which he established in 1996 to provide again to the communities with which he has a detailed connection, together with West Michigan, Tampa and New York Metropolis.
He satisfies his ardour for uplifting younger individuals via initiatives — just like the Jeter’s Leaders program — that promote educational excellence, management improvement, constructive conduct, wholesome selections and social change. Up to now, the Flip 2 Basis has awarded greater than $30 million in grants to create and help signature packages that encourage younger individuals to show away from medicine and alcohol and “Flip 2” wholesome existence.
Restricted-Version Louisville Slugger Bat and Ticket Packages
Derek Jeter revamped 12,500 plate appearances throughout his 20 MLB seasons and used a Louisville Slugger P72 for each single at-bat. Upon his retirement, Louisville Slugger honored Jeter by retiring the P72 bat mannequin and renaming it the DJ2 in recognition of Jeter.
To have a good time the Residing Legend, Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit has produced a limited-edition collector bat for this big day, signed by Derek Jeter. The bat is on the market with ticket packages for the occasion and extra signed collectibles. For extra data or to buy ticket packages, please go to www.sluggermuseum.com.
Residing Legend Previous Recipients
With the Residing Legend recognition, Jeter joins a prestigious group of baseball Corridor of Famers to obtain the award. Previous recipients of Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit’s Residing Legend Award embrace: Mike Schmidt (2019), Frank Thomas (2017), Dave Winfield (2016), Andre Dawson (2015), Ozzie Smith (2014), Cal Ripken, Jr. (2013), Tony Gwynn (2012), Johnny Bench (2011), Ernie Banks (2010), Hank Aaron (2009), Frank Robinson (2008) and Ken Griffey, Jr. (2007).
About Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit:
Expertise historical past within the making as you stroll via the manufacturing facility the place world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. Award-winning manufacturing facility tour, newly renovated galleries with interactive reveals, historic memorabilia, and extra. Create a Louisville Slugger bat together with your very personal title on it, identical to the professionals. Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing unit, 800 West Foremost Road, is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with prolonged summer time hours. Admission is $16 for adults, $15 for seniors (60+), $9 for youngsters (6-12), and free for youngsters 5 and beneath. For extra data, together with vacation hours and prolonged summer time hours, go to sluggermuseum.com or name 502-588-7228.
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