The New York Yankees will retire Derek Jeter’s #2 jersey at Yankee Stadium today. This is a big day not just for Yankee/Jeter fans, but for MLB fans all over the world. Derek Jeter is considered one of the best to ever do it all while wearing a Yankees uniform throughout his 20-year career. Looking to seize the moment, Michael Jordan decided to write Derek Jeter a sincere letter shows how much he admires the man Derek Jeter is.

Jordan and Jeter have been friends since 1994 when Michael Jordan decided to take a sab at baseball.

“We first met when I was in Arizona Fall League, when he was playing baseball. MJ is like a brother to me; our relationship has grown throughout the years, and he’s like an older brother I never had,” Jeter told the YES Network in 2014. “We’ve had a lot of conversations about life and about competing, both on and off the field or court.”

The friendship that spans three decades has created a lot of love, admiration, respect between the two. If you’d like to read Michael Jordan’s full letter published to The Players’ Tribune you can do so below. You can also expect coverage of Jeter’s ceremony to begin on today at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Derek,
A legacy is built by more than what is seen. It is not given, it is earned.
Beyond your 20 years in the Majors and an endless list of accolades, it was your love and respect for the game that set you apart.
Your pursuit of greatness on and off the field has set the standard for others to follow.
Much RE2PECT on cementing your legacy and having your No. 2 jersey retired.
Congratulations.
Your friend,
Michael

image: AP

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