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Derek Jeter to be honored Sept. 7

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.

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.