Jeter to receive Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

Derek Jeter will be honored with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, presented by the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity, on Wednesday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Fla.

The award is presented annually to a Major League player who best exemplifies Gehrig’s giving character, and has been issued since 1955. Jeter joins Gil McDougald, Bobby Richardson, Tommy John and Don Mattingly as Yankees players to win the award.

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