Gatorade released a “Made in New York” commercial that honors Derek Jeter and the bond he has established with New York City.
If you have been following baseball at all this season, then you are probably aware that the legendary shortstop for the New York Yankees is calling it a career after this year. And as the Yankees have made their way around the league, Jeter has received unique gifts at each stop as part of a farewell tour.
In the commercial, Jeter is en route to Yankee Stadium when he decides to exit the vehicle and walk the remainder of the way. As he strolls through the Bronx, he comes across adoring fans of all ages while the sounds of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” plays in the background.
The 90-second commercial comes to a close as “The Captain” emerges from the dugout to a roar of applause from the crowd.
Jeter has garnered a lot of respect from fans for his clutch performances in October (Five World Series Championships) and his class on and off the field. As a result, he has the reputation as a man of the people while still maintaining a healthy distance from the public eye, which is incredibly difficult in the media mecca of New York.
The Yankees are currently five games out of the final wild card spot, and the odds of them closing that gap are slim. So it appears that Jeter will play his last game in Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25 against the Baltimore Orioles. The organization is sure to send him off in style on what should be an emotional night.
Watch the full Gatorade commercial below: