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Louisville Slugger retiring Jeter's bat model

(Source: MLB/MGN Online) (Source: MLB/MGN Online)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville Slugger has been making baseball bats for more than a hundred years, but there's one model it won't be making any longer: the P72, the model that Derek Jeter has used his entire career.

The company said Wednesday it is retiring the model in honor of the retiring New York Yankee. The specifications of the bat will be available but under a new model name, the DJ2, in recognition of Jeter.

And the company says it will invoke a grandfather clause to use the P72 name again for any descendent of the player the bat was originally made for, Les Pinkham.

Louisville also said it is giving the final 72 P72 bats to be produced to Jeter to raise funds for his Turn 2 Foundation to promote healthy lifestyles among youth.

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