Published: Mon, May 29, 2017
Sport | By Noel Norman

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's jersey number


The sculpture on Jeter's Monument Park plaque actually looks like Jeter. I'll start it with thank you to George Steinbrenner and the George Steinbrenner family for giving me the opportunity to play my entire career for the only team I wanted to play for. "There isn't a person or player I would trade places with - that played now, or ever".

The Bleacher Creatures' first-inning Roll Call of Yankees starters included Jeter, who led NY to five World Series titles during a big league career that spanned 1995-2014, and fans chanted Jeter's name in the late innings.

A bronze plaque commemorating his career was placed in Monument Park along with his pinstriped No. 2 behind the fence in center field, a foreshadowing of the ceremony anticipated for Jeter at Cooperstown's Hall of Fame once he becomes eligible.

"When Bernie got his, he had the big mole". Andy had the big nose.

Being brought up a Sox fan, I was raised to despise any player who wore pinstripes. We all know that Derek Jeter played the game fair and it has been written many times about that respect and how everyone wanted to be the next Jeter in NY or with another team.

Jeter made a decision to address the crowd without notes.

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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) reacts after the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Reggie Jackson was on the field in shirt sleeves.

It's awesome to think that Jeter hasn't played in a Major League game in nearly three years. I'm unprepared. From what people have told me, you just do it and see what happens.

He rode to the infield in a golf cart as Frank Sinatra's version of "My Way" was played. Some may say it's bland and safe, but that's how Jeter usually answered questions during the bulk of his career.

YANKEES KEY TRENDS: The Yankees are 20-8 in their last 28 games overall (pending the results of Game 1 of today's double-header) and are 14-6 in their last 20 games versus a right-handed starter. Jeter was a No. 13 much of the time in the minor leagues.

"Yeah, it reminds me of is how lucky I was to be a part of that, to come over in 1996 and be a part of something so special and play with so many great players", he said. “When I came here, Jim Leyritz had it. Then-Yankees manager Buck Showalter is said to have behind the switch. "I can still hear her voice, 'Let's go, baby!'" Senzatela said. For challenging me. For giving this kid a place to grow up.

Jeter was referring to a premature report by Bloomberg that stated the group he led along with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had already won the auction to negotiate the purchase of the Marlins.

"There's nothing to report on that". Absolutely nothing, ” he said. In between games, the Yankees will retire their final single digit and honor Jeter, whose last at-bat at home was a game-winning single in the ninth inning against Baltimore on September 25, 2014. Both teams were always battling it out to win the A.L East division, only to meet up in October for some of the most memorable playoff games in sports history.

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