All in all, Sunday was a pretty good day to be Derek Jeter…just like pretty much every other day.
The New York Yankees retired former captain Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey before a packed Yankee Stadium yesterday morning (Singapore time).
If Yankees fans were nervous about the unveiling of Jeter’s plaque, you can certainly understand why.
Along with honoring Jeter with a lengthy tribute video, the Yankees dedicated his number and his career accomplishments on a plaque at the Monument Park. “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”.
George Steinbrenner’s children, Jessica, Hal and Jennifer presented Jeter with the plaques and rings at the beginning of the ceremony. The ceremony took place prior to the team’s loss to the Houston Astros in front of some of the future Hall of Famer’s former teammates, managers and coaches, starting outside Monument Park where the franchise unveiled his retired No. 2 while the sellout crowd chanted his name.
Jeter’s records with the team include but aren’t limited to five World Series championships, an 11-year run as team captain, 14 All-Star games, 3,465 hits and numerous awards.
His famed number two is the last single digit to be honored.