Jul 5, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) presents the last second base ever used at the Metrodome as a retirement gift to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) before the game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins literally award Derek Jeter second base in pregame ceremony

The Derek Jeter farewell tour rolls on.  Today, it was the Twins’ turn to present the iconic Yankee captain with gifts.

The Twins gave him the last second base ever used from the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the Twins’ home prior to Target Field.  Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, who idolized Jeter as a kid, presented Jeter with the autographed  base in a display case prior to today’s game.

The last game in the Metrodome was on October 11,2009.  The Twins were eliminated in Game 3 of the ALDS by the Yankees in that game.  The Yankees won 4-1 to complete the sweep.

Hall of Famer and Twins coach Paul Molitor also presented Jeter with a check for $10,000 to his foundation.

Jeter has terrorized the Twins during his 19-year career.  Prior to today’s game, Jeter hit .321 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI against the Twins in 129 career games.  Jeter also hit .301 with 18 RBI in 52 career games at the old Metrodome.

Jeter has been given many gifts on his farewell tour so far.  The White Sox game him a bench made of baseball bats and some of the infield dirt from old Comiskey Park.  The Angels gave him a personalized paddleboard.  The Astros gave him a Stetson cowboy hat and personalized cowboy boots, and a new set of golf clubs with instruction from one of Tiger Woods’ coaches.  The Brewers have him a bronze bat, and a check for his foundation presented by Dick Groch, the scout that signed him.  The Mets presented him with his number 2 in  subway tiles, and a farewell cake made by the reality show Cake Boss.  The Cubs declared Derek Jeter night and gave him the number 2 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard.  The Cardinals gave him Stan Musial cufflinks.  Robinson Cano gave him a $34,000 Jay-Z watch, and the Mariners gave him a seat from the old Kingdome.  The A’s gave him some wine and a vacation to Napa Valley.

What will your favorite team present him with?



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