Derek Jeter is in a new Gatorade commercial that is sure to make you tear up! The New York Yankees shortstop is getting ready to say his final farewell to his team, and to the city that has supported him through thick and thin. According to NESN, the commercial was released on Monday but just started going viral today.
The commercial starts off with Jeter in a car, riding to Yankee Stadium with the song My Way by Frank Sinatra playing in the background. Jeter actually chose the song himself — My Way — according to The New York Daily News. Of course the Yankees captain is used to hearing Frank Sinatra at every home game (New York, New York is played at the end of each game at Yankee Stadium), so his song choice actually wasn’t that surprising — and Gatorade made it work.
A few seconds into the video, Derek Jeter tells the driver that he wants to walk the rest of the way. He gets out of the car, greets fans, shakes hands, and makes his way to the beloved ballpark that has been his second home for the past 20 seasons.
The 1.5 minute black and white commercial ends with Jeter taking off his cap on the field while thousands of fans cheer for him. It’s something that Jeter has experienced so many times over the years, and a feeling that he won’t soon forget. If you are in the mood to watch more Jeter farewell videos, you can check out this one from Nike. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the 90-second spot was released in July.
Jeter’s last games at Yankee Stadium are this weekend.
[Photo courtesy of The Memphis Flyer]