Jeter's No. 2 retired in emotional Yankees ceremony


Anyone would have to find it unusual to catch their own reflection staring back at them the way Jeter looked at his Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, etched forever on a Monument Park plaque, bound forever to hang in the mini-museum behind the Stadium's centerfield fence.

The 42-year-old was feted in an emotional ceremony before a star-studded group, including family, former teammates and other Major League Baseball legends.

Headley rallies Yanks over Astros 11-6 before Jeter ceremony NEW YORK - The Yankees started celebrating even before ceremonies to retire Derek Jeter's No. 2. Anytime I'm unprepared it makes me uncomfortable.

"I'm happy to be here today and be a part of history for him and for the Yankees organization", Springer said. The Yankees gave Jeter framed replicas of his retired number and plaque, according to ESPN, as well as a 14-karat white gold ring with a list of his accomplishments.

That Jeter belongs in Monument Park was a well-deserved, non-debatable foregone conclusion.

His famed number two is the last single digit to be honored. The star-studded ceremony included a plaque unveiling with Jeter aka "The Captain"...

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Jeter is also the fifth member of his championship teams to have his number retired, joining Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams. I feel selfish saying that because, like I said, we were eliminated.

"Obviously I didn't know then that I would be coming here at the time, but I think it was really special for me to do that", Castro said.

Jeter didnt have No. 2 in his mind before reaching the Yankees.

Jeter said that he chose Mother's Day for the festivities to honor his mother.

"I've said this before, there is one thing that stands out of to me on the field". "He was kind of representative of an entire generation of great players". "Watching her favorite team, watching her favorite player get his jersey retired was a pretty special moment".

During Jeter's remarks - which he later said were off the cuff - he emphasized how thankful he was. "But the way that the fans reacted and the relationship that I had with them for 20 years, it felt as though it was a playoff-type atmosphere".