NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees waves to the fans after a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Jeter hit the 3000th hit of his career in the game. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
The days pretty much seem gone when Rangers Ballpark (now Globe Life Park) turned into The Bronx when the New York Yankees came to town. The fact that the Rangers have been better than the Yankees in recent years has made the ballpark much more Rangers-centric.
But just wait until the end of July, and chances are you'll see the days of old when the Yankees come to town. Last year, it was a pretty big deal when Mariano Rivera came to town in his goodbye tour. Now, Jeter will be doing the same thing. And as big a personality and name in the game as Rivera was, Jeter is on a whole other level.
The Yankees come to town for a three-game series from July 28-30, and that's it. You can expect lots of people in Yankees garb and lots of folks with Jeter jerseys with his name on the back (real Yankees fans know Jeter has never worn a jersey with his name on the back).
The shortstop, who will turn 40 years old this summer, announced his retirement following the 2014 season on Facebook on Wednesday. Jeter's 2013 season was cut way short due to numerous injuries, as he missed the first 91 games of the season before getting hurt twice more after returning to the lineup. He ended up with 63 at-bats, hitting .190 with a homer and seven RBIs.