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Rangers’ retirement gifts for Derek Jeter: Yankees cowboy boots, signed George W. Bush photo

Jul 30, 2014, 8:22 PM EST

Derek Jeter‘s farewell tour continued Wednesday evening in Arlington, Texas …

Those are custom Yankees cowboy boots, presented by Michael Young (left) and Ivan Rodriguez (right).

And that’s a picture of Jeter and George W. Bush from the 2001 World Series, signed and presented by the former president himself at home plate on Wednesday. Those shots come courtesy of Mark Feinsand¬†from the New York Daily News. Bush, you might remember, made a surprise visit at Game 3 of the 2001 World Series — when the Fall Classic shifted from Arizona’s Bank One Ballpark to Yankee Stadium — and was encouraged by Jeter to throw the ball from the mound instead of in front of it. Bush’s visit Wednesday at Globe Life Park was also a surprise. This clip does a good job of summing up that night in 2001 and the security presence around the Bronx for the first World Series game in New York after the September 11 attacks …

Jeter also received a $10,000 check from the Rangers for his Turn 2 Foundation, which helps at-risk youths.

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  1. csbanter - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Jeter should give that junk back to the Rangers.

    • opkaos - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      And Obama should give us the country back

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