“When you’re around someone for that long, they don’t necessarily have to tell you things,” Jeter said. “I could tell it meant a lot to him.”
“No one deserves it more than him,” he added.
A BOXING LEGEND’S PITCH
Duran said he has been a Yankees fan for decades. At least since 1980, when after defeating Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal he traveled to New York to watch them. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson dedicated a home run to him, gave him a jersey and the bat he used to hit the homer.
Duran, 62, captured the welterweight title in 1980 with a 15-round decision over Leonard. He lost the rematch against Leonard after he walked out of the fight saying “No more.”