Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled

StubHub says fans have paid an average of $239 per ticket for Derek Jeter Night. She was raised on Long Island in East Islip, rooted for the Yankees and named the family's dog, a Labrador Retriever, after Jeter.

A host of former team mates and coaches attended the ceremony before Sunday's game against the Houston Astros, including Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Hideki Matsui, and his former manager Joe Torre.

I watched Derek Jeter from the time he was in Triple-A in the town where I went to college until his last game in the majors.

Bregman, who wears No. 2 in honor of the former Yankees captain, hit his first homer of the season.

Upon having his No. 2 retired by the New York Yankees on Sunday night, a thankful Derek Jeter said he would not want to be anybody else.

Win or lose, the memories for these families on Mother's Day will live on, all a part of a lasting legacy. "You felt it, he wanted to be the guy". I wasn't born a New Yorker - you asked me to earn it.

"There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever", Jeter said, addressing the sellout crowd at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Mattingly and Jeter are connected in more ways than one. Many great Yankees were in attendance.

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The Yankee stadium serenaded Jeter with cheers and Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as he walked onto the field with his wife Hannah Davis, who is now pregnant with their first child.

Jeter, a sure Hall of Famer, is up to bat. Jeter was the star of all of them. But he was a Yankee, a New Yorker playing for the 'Evil Empire.' All we could do was sit back and compare him to the great players we had.

He did it with unwavering belief in his skill and unnatural calm under pressure. "He was just the complete package". "The Flip" play in game 3 of the 2001 ALDS against the Athletics is still one of the best plays I've ever seen.

"I didn't get the job done", Tanaka said through an interpreter. He came into this weekend hoping Beltran would introduce him again Sunday. "I think we're definitely taking advantage of the popularity and the lead story in Major League Baseball and the Cubs doing what they were finally able to do past year", says ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst Aaron Boone. As usual, Jeter came up big when it counted most.

Jeter liked it there fine.

Jeter posted an essay titled "Thank You, New York" on his Players' Tribune website on Thursday. His career took off after that, and 21 years later, Jeter is nearly 43 and an expectant father.

Much of that can be attributed to the tough-love approach Judge had growing up, but it's paying huge dividends today, as he starts to get used to his new role as one of the premier faces of baseball. Probably just as well: The Captain was never one for tears.

  • Regina Holmes