Last month, the Yankees held their 2017 homecoming kick-off event at NYY Steak in midtown Manhattan as a prelude to the 38th annual homecoming dinner on April 12.
In an effort to raise money for the New York Yankees Foundation, some of the foundation’s biggest supporters joined Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Matt Holliday, Justus Sheffield and Gleyber Torres to build some excitement for the upcoming season, as well as announce who the 2017 award recipients will be at the homecoming dinner
Along with public relations guru Howard Rubenstein and his wife, Amy, who were honored with a lifetime achievement award, it was announced that Derek Jeter will receive the Pride of the Yankees Award.
And the 2017 Pride of the Yankees Award goes to…Derek Jeter!
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— Yankees On Demand (@YankeesonDemand) February 12, 2017
Jeter needs no introduction, as his illustrious 20-year career and leadership on and off the field speaks for itself. The Captain joins Hideki Matsui, Joe Torre, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina as some of the award winners in recent years.
It was announced earlier this winter that Jeter will have his jersey number retired on May 14 prior to the Yankees’ game against the Astros.
Info on the homecoming dinner and how to attend: