Louisville Slugger Renames a Bat in Honor of Derek Jeter

Now that's a tribute.

It's not just teams and players that have been paying their respects to Derek Jeter. Louisville Slugger is as well. The famous bat company has been making Jeter's bat - model P72 - for the Captain's entire career. So with Jeter hanging up his cleats, Louisville Slugger is hanging up the P72's cleats as well: from this day forward, the popular bat model will be named the DJ2.

One of the last Derek Jeter P72 models signed by him is heading to our museum. #P72Legends #LouisvilleLoyal pic.twitter.com/LZKxQkNYMs

- Louisville Slugger (@sluggernation) September 25, 2014

What a great tribute by Louisville Slugger. It seems everyone is finding perfect tributes, even mother nature.