DETROIT -- If you're thinking of giving Derek Jeter a retirement gift, scratch a few more items off the list.
In a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park, attended by Jeter's family as well as former Detroit Tiger greats Al Kaline and Willie Horton, and current Tigers and ex-Yankees Phil Coke and Joba Chamberlain, Jeter was given a pair of chairs from the old Tiger Stadium and a collection of three original paintings depicting him in action. The paintings included one of him in the maroon jersey of Kalamazoo Central H.S., wearing No. 13, plus two of him in a Yankees uniform playing at Tiger Stadium and at Comerica.
Jeter was also given a $5,000 check for his charitable Turn 2 Foundation. Following a brief video tribute, which included footage of him playing as a high schooler, Jeter made his way through the lengthy receiving line, offering hugs to Coke, Chamberlain and his dad, Dr. Charles Jeter, kisses for his mother, Dorothy, and sister, Sharlee, and a high-five for his young nephew Jalen, who tipped his Yankees cap to the crowd when he was introduced.
The gifts supplemented a haul that has so far included a custom-painted Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, a standup paddleboard, golf clubs and a large mosaic No. 2 made up of New York City subway tiles.
There are still four more stops for Jeter to make in his final season, in Toronto, Tampa Bay, Baltimore and Boston, as well as a farewell ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 7.