ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays gave Derek Jeter $16,000 toward his Turn 2 Foundation, a Yankee No. 2 kayak and a framed Don Zimmer No. 66 jersey.
In a nicely done retirement tribute prior to Tuesday's game, the Rays highlighted Jeter's local roots, dating back to his first days in the minors to establishing offseason residence in the area. They also played a well-put-together video montage of Jeter's greatest moments.
The Rays gave Jeter $16,000 to represent $50 for each hit he has picked up in his career against Tampa. To present one of the last Rays' uniform Zimmer wore, the club had Zimmer's widow, Soot, Evan Longoria and Jose Molina hand the framed jersey to Jeter.
Jeter has now received $345,444.44 for the Turn 2 Foundation. Jeter has just one more retirement ceremony left, in Boston, on the final weekend of the season.