I have a friend who was a freshman when Derek Jeter was a senior at Kalamazoo Central. She says he was a nice guy, but nobody knew his baseball career would skyrocket to the level it did. Sunday night, was the exclamation point, the "cherry on top" cap to a two decade career.
A lot of titles and honors are attached to Derek Jeter's name. Ball player, future Hall of Famer, founding publisher of The Players' Tribune are just some of them. It's in that latter role that Jeter has just penned what amounts to a Valentine to Kalamazoo.