Derek Jeter’s number is retired at Yankee stadium
The Yankees retired the No. 2 for longtime shortstop Derek Jeter Sunday night but “The Captain” is already considering un-retiring his number for one special person.
Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Davis stand beside his plaque which will now hang at Yankee Stadium.
Announcers Michel Kay and John Sterling emceed the festivities, introducing his whole family with the crowd chanting a familiar roll call of ‘De-reck Je-Ter!’
Jeter spent two decades with the Yankees and finished his career as the team’s all-time leader in hits (3,465), games played (2,747), at-bats (11,195), doubles (544) and stolen bases (358). They presented Jeter with a framed replica of his Monument Park plaque, a framed replica of his no. 2 plaque, a “career milestone ring”, and a monument park blazer-an idea credited to Carlos Beltran, who obviously got it from the St. Louis Cardinals.
“When you play here in NY for 20 years, I learned that time flies, memories fade, but family is forever”. “I want to thank my family for their love, support, honesty and more importantly their presence at everything I did both on and off the field”.
Jeter said that he chose Mother’s Day for the festivities to honor his mother.
Twenty of his former teammates, managers and coaches were all in attendance.