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Yankees to retire No. 2 Uniform and Unveil Derek Jeter’s Monument Park plaque

Ceremony to take place, May 14, 2017

Derek Jeter (Julie Jacobson / AP Photo)

Derek Jeter (Julie Jacobson / AP Photo)


The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that they will honor Derek Jeter during a pregame ceremony on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017.  The ceremony will include the retirement of his No. 2 uniform number and the unveiling of his Monument Park plaque.

Jeter will become the 22nd player in franchise history to have his number retired. Last season, the Yankees retired the numbers of his teammates; Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte.

Jeter played a franchise record 20 seasons with the Yankees, his last being in 2014.

He retired with a personal career winning percentage of .593 (1,628-1,117-2) and five World Series championships (1996, 1998-2000, ’09). A 14-time American League All-Star, Jeter is sixth in baseball history with 3,465 career hits and tops the Yankees’ all-time list in hits, games played (2,747), doubles (544), stolen bases (358), at-bats (11,195), singles (2,595) and hit-by-pitches (170).

The Captain, recorded eight seasons with at least 200 hits.

Jeter capped his career with a dramatic “walk-off” RBI-single against Baltimore in his final career game at Yankee Stadium and another RBI-single in his final career at-bat three days later at Boston’s Fenway Park.

After Jeter’s number retirement, no player will ever wear a single digit number for the New York Yankees again as all will have been given the honor of retirement.

Jeter is one of the most beloved Yankees of all-time, maybe the single most beloved. He was the face of the team as well as all of baseball for decades.


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