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Yankees HOPE Week

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It's not every day you meet the captain. Even more rare is that Derek Jeter himself measures you for a suit. Jeter along with fellow Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury, Hiroki Kuroda, Brian Roberts, and Alfonso Soriano showed support for six men who are a part of Career Gear, an organization that helps men get jobs by giving them counseling and new professional clothes.

Coss Marte started dealing drugs when he was 13 and spent fours behind bars. With help from Career Gear, he now has his own personal fitness business.

Each man's story is more inspiring than the next. The men had no idea the Yankees would even be here.

Sure, the clothes are nice. But it's the fact that these men were given a second chance that's changed their lives.

A lot of the participants return as mentors. So far Career Gear has helped more than 35,000 men attain employment.

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