Watch Derek Jeter Lead Baseball's Next Generation in MLB Ad
"A model of greatness. Thanks, Derek."
Ahead of his final game on Sunday against the Red Sox in Boston, Derek Jeter is the center of another moving ad — this time, from the MLB itself.
The 30-second spot, entitled "Thanks, Derek," honors the retiring Yankee with a glimpse into his lasting legacy, as opposed to the star-studded Nike ad and the fan-filled Gatorade tribute that spotlight his storied career on the field.
A new generation of up-and-comers — including California Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Little League stars Mo'ne Davis and Marquis Jackson, and college and high school standouts — are seen in the subtle spot, reports Adweek. After they're shown emulating Jeter's actions while the crowd chants for the beloved player, the ad closes, "A model of greatness. Thanks, Derek."
Watch the video below.