So much love! Derek Jeter played his final home game with the New York Yankees on Sept. 25, and tons of celebrities including Justin Timberlake and Ryan Seacrest showed the icon love after he secured the win at the bottom of the ninth!
What a way to end an incredible 20-year career! Yankee stadium was packed full of fans who came out to see Derek Jeter, 40, play his final home game in the Bronx on Sept. 25. He hit the game-winning run, making the final score 6-5 and fans just couldn’t contain their excitement! Here’s what they had to say!
Derek Jeter Yankees — Celebs Show Love To Retiring Player
Jay Z sat right in row one, honoring the ultimate Jeter. However, celebs who couldn’t be there took to Twitter to share their love for Derek:
JETER. No words for that… #RE2PECT
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) September 26, 2014
Thank you number 2 for some of the best memories I’ve ever had watching the sport of baseball. What a way to go out, my friend. #DerekJeter
— Jesse McCartney (@JesseMcCartney) September 26, 2014
In a world where heroes are getting harder and harder to find, remember Derek Jeter for becoming one for the ages. #DerekJeter
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) September 26, 2014
no one ever looked better in pinstripes. #farewellcaptain
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 26, 2014
Dear Derek Jeter, Thank you for being one of the good guys. You will be missed. Your legacy will live on. With respect and gratitude, Alyssa — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 26, 2014
Derek Jeter great career and thank you for being a professional! — Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) September 26, 2014
Just fabulous, Jeter. — Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) September 26, 2014
If you happened to be named Derek Jeter, move to New York ASAP. I promise you will like a king for at least six months….
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) September 26, 2014
Hannah Davis Shows Derek Jeter Love On The Field
Celebs weren’t the only ones to show their love for Derek! As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Derek’s beloved girlfriend, Hannah Davis, 24, ran onto the field after his epic run and gave her man a big hug!
Hannah, along with Derek’s mother and adorable nephew all surprised Derek by sitting right behind home plate during the game. When Derek saw them, he ran over and reached through the netting towards his mother and even sweetly held Hannah’s hand.
The stadium was completely packed of fans who wanted to pay their respects to Derek and see him one last time at his home field. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way for the legendary player to finish his incredible career!
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— Caitlin Beck