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Derek Jeter honoured by the team that rejected him

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The Houston Astros are planning to honour New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter before Wednesday night's game, reports CBS Sports.

The Yankees legend has announced his intentions to retire at the end of the 2014 season and will be honoured by the Astros before being presented with a ceremonial gift.

Former teammates of Jeter, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, who are also Astro icons, will be present for the festivities as a video montage is set to honour Jeter's history in the major leagues.

Jeter and Clemens both played for the Yankees from 1999-2003 and again in 2007 while Pettitte was in New York from 1995-2003, 2007-10 and again in 2012-13.

Both Clemens and Pettitte also spent a combined six years with the Astros and currently reside in Houston.

The Astros and Jeter share a special connection. It was the Houston franchise that had the top overall pick in the 1992 draft - the year Jeter made himself available.

Jeter was eventually taken by the Yankees on the sixth pick while the Astros used their top pick to acquire Phil Nevin.

The Indians, Expos, Orioles and Reds also passed on Jeter in that now infamous draft, all choosing players who proved to be of much lesser value than Jeter.

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