Remembering Derek Sanderson Jeter As His Iconic #2 Jersey Is Retired By Yankees
From 1995 to 2014 Derek Sanderson Jeter called the Bronx home and on Sunday he was forever enshrined at Yankee Stadium for future generations to remember and pay homage to one of the greats. Between games of a doubleheader against the Houston Astros, Jeter was honored for his historic career with the New York Yankees that spanned over 20 years and saw so many clutch plays and winning.
The Yankees retired the iconic shortstop’s No. 2 for many reasons including having the most hits in franchise history and winning the World Series five times. Jeter’s #2 is the 21st number retired by the Yankees and is the final single digit to be honored by the franchise. A plaque of Derek was placed in Monument Park in his honor. Plus he was given a 14-karat white gold ring that lists his accomplishments. Jeter was the 13th captain in Yankees history.
Jeets told the sell-out crowd that he would not trade his life for any other:
“There isn’t a person or player I would trade places with that’s playing now or ever. And the reason why I say that is because I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports.”