Derek Jeter to be honored Sept. 7

Updated: July 18, 2014, 8:26 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees will honor Derek Jeter during a special pregame ceremony Sept. 7 at Yankee Stadium prior to that afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals.

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Jeff Curry/USA TODAY SportsThe Yankees will honor Derek Jeter on Sept. 7 before an afternoon game against the Royals.

This date will be of special significance to ticket buyers and scalpers because it is a bit earlier than most speculated. In 2013, the Yankees celebrated Mariano Rivera during the Sunday of the final homestand. The Yankees have decided to hold Jeter's tribute two weeks earlier.

The Yankees have not announced details of the festivities other than to say that each fan will receive a limited edition commemorative coin.

The Yankees' final regular-season home game is Sept. 25 against the Orioles. They finish the season in Boston on Sept. 28.

Sept. 7 is also the first Sunday of the NFL season.

Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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