Derek Jeter's grand finale won't be the last time he steps onto the diamond, let alone the one in Yankee Stadium.
Rather, the Yankees will hold his farewell ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 7, three weeks before the end of the regular season, the team announced Friday. The ceremony will be held before that afternoon's game against the Royals.
Jeter has gone on an unofficial farewell tour this season as the Yankees have played clubs on the road. His farewell gifts have ranged from chairs made out of bats to No. 2-themed memorabilia to a customized surfboard.
The last time the Yankees held a farewell ceremony, it was when Mariano Rivera retired after last season. However, his ceremony took place on the last weekend home game of the season, on Sept. 22.
Fans that attend the Sept. 7 game will receive a "limited edition commemorative coin," according to the Yankees' website.
- Evan Webeck