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Jeter Returns To Capital Region Today

Ian Pickus

Retired Yankees great Derek Jeter is returning today to the Capital Region, where he briefly played in the minor leagues.

Organizers say the Yankee shortstop who retired in 2014 is scheduled to meet with 100 high schoolers at Siena College this afternoon as part of his organization Turn 2’s “Social Change Week.” The foundation founder will join his sister, Turn 2 president Sharlee Jeter, and the high schoolers, called Jeter’s Leaders, who are taking part in seminars designed to combat bullying and cyberbullying.

Many of the students from downstate have been doing community service in the Capital Region this week.

Jeter played 34 games for the Class AA Albany-Colonie Yankees at nearby Heritage Park in 1994 before making his major league debut a year later.

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