On May 14, 2017, Derek Jeter s #2 jersey will become the last of the Yankees single digits to be retired. The honor cements the captain s legacy as one of the team and sport s greatest players. Congratulating Jeter on his jersey retirement, Michael Jordan wrote him a personalized note.
The silhouette donned a New York Yankees-inspired suede upper that was complemented by a white midsole and translucent outsole. Housed in special packaging, the Air Jordan 11 is said to be one of the most rare editions of the classic model.
To celebrate Jeter s love for the game, the brand is inviting local community members to participate in a stick ball game they re hosting in the Bronx prior to Sunday s Yankees game.
Jeter, who played twenty seasons in New York, set a new standard for others to follow. RE2PECT began as a salute to one man s epic career, but will now expand across the whole Jordan Brand family, who will continue to carry forward the mantra in the pursuit of greatness on and off the field.