By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News
LOUISVILLE (Ky.), July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The 2021 Living Legend Award will be presented by the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to Derek Jeter, a New York Yankees legend and Miami Marlins CEO. It will be presented on Friday, November 12th. The 16th Annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Auction is also inaugurated by the special ceremony with Hunt Auctions, Inc. Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation is supported by the award ceremony.
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The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Living Legend Award was established to recognize a person whose achievements, talents, and conduct have made him a legend in baseball and life. To make the celebration memorable and meaningful, the recipient is able to personalize it each year.
Jeter said, “It’s an honour to be recognized by Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory” with this award. “Louisville Slugger played an integral part in my playing career, so I appreciate all they did for the game.”
Derek Jeter Highlights Derek Jeter, one of the most recognizable major league baseball players today, is one of our most beloved. Jeter, a five-time World Series champion, was a member of the exclusive 3,000-hit club and is regarded as a global ambassador for the game and one of the greatest players to ever play it. Jeter was a 14-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove shortstop. He was also the 2000 World Series MVP. Jeter also received five Silver Slugger Awards and two Hank Aaron Awards. He was also the 2000 World Series MVP. He was ranked No. In 1992, he was ranked 6th overall by the Yankees. He quickly became a success in the Major League. He was awarded AL Rookie of Year in 1992 and helped the Yankees win the 1996 World Series. In 2014, he retired from the Yankees as one of the greatest players to ever play the game. His famous No. 2 jersey was retired by the Yankees in 2017. His famous No. 2 jersey was retired by the Yankees in 2017. He was part the ownership group that bought the Miami Marlins in 2017. He became the franchise’s CEO and head of baseball operations. “The Living Legend Award honorees were not only great players but they also showed lasting greatness beyond the field. Derek Jeter has had an incredibly positive effect on baseball and culture that continues to this day. We are thrilled to support his Turn 2 Foundation. We also celebrate Derek Jeter as the year’s Living Legend.” Anne Jewell, Vice President, Executive Director, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, said. The Turn 2 Foundation has granted more than $30 million to support signature programs that encourage young people to quit drugs and alcohol. Jeter played over 12,500 plate games during his 20 MLB seasons. He also used a Louisville Slugger p72 for every at-bat. Louisville Slugger paid tribute to Jeter by retiring his P72 bat model and renaming the bat the DJ2 in honor of Jeter. You can purchase tickets for the event as well as additional autographed collectibles. To find out more or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.sluggermuseum.com. Living Legend Past Recipients Jeter joins a distinguished group of baseball Hall of Famers to receive the Living Legend Award. The past recipients of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Living Legend Award include Mike Schmidt (2019), Frank Thomas (2017), Dave Winfield (2016), Andre Dawson (2015), OzzieSmith (2014), Cal Ripken, Jr. (2013), Tony Gwynn (2012), Johnny Bench (2011), Ernie Banks (2010), Hank Aaron (2009), Frank Robinson (2008), and Ken Griffey, Jr. (2007). The factory tour is a winner. There are also newly renovated galleries with interactive exhibits and historic memorabilia. You can create a Louisville Slugger bat that has your name on it just like the pros. The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is located at 800 West Main Street. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer. Adult admission is $16; seniors 60+ are $15; children 6-12 are $9; children 5 and under are free. For more information, including extended summer hours, visit sluggermuseum.com.