Derek Jeter's Likeness Etched Into Five-Acre Cornfield
Derek Jeter’s face can currently be seen by flying over a New Jersey cornfield that’s been mowed to bear the likeness of the New York Yankee.
Derek Jeter Corn Maze
The Jeter tribute has been carved into a five-acre corn maze at VonThun Farms in South Brunswick, N.J. Though the family that runs the farm initially planned to go with a fall theme with pumpkins and a tractor cut into the field, they ultimately went with the suggestion to turn the maze into a tribute to the popular athlete.
"We are right in the middle of Yankees territory," Cindy VonThun told the Star-Ledger. "No matter which way you turn, everybody just loves Derek Jeter. He's just the all-around good guy."
VonThun farms previously had their maze designed as a tribute to the Rutgers University football team, which led to a visit from the Scarlet Night mascot and the starting quarterback at the time. When asked if Jeter will be paying the farm a visit this fall after the maze opens, VonThun is hopeful.
"Wouldn't that be awesome?" VonThun said. "You know how many people have said that to me? 'Is he going to come?'"
Jeter, 40, has been playing shortstop for the Yankees since 1995. He announced in February of this year that he would be retiring from playing professionally following the 2014 MLB season.