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.
His No. 2 jersey retirement went just as expected, featuring ideal weather despite earlier rain following a come-from-behind Yankees victory in front of a capacity Stadium crowd Sunday. Jeter was joined on Sunday by his pregnant wife, 27-year-old model Hannah Jeter. The Yankees had just retired his iconic No. 2.
Jeter and Davis, who are expecting a baby girl, made a stunning pair at Yankee Stadium. The days of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera have now turned into the days of Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez, and Dellin Betances, all of which, would have trouble in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the visiting Houston Astros.
"When you play here in NY for 20 years, I learned that the time flies, memories fade, but the family is forever", he said. "I just want them to set their own goals, and have nothing to do with us, because I think it's not fair", she continued. Before the ceremony, special guest after special guest had gushed about how calm Jeter always was in the biggest games, in the toughest spots, on the largest stages in sports.More news: First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school
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"I might have gotten emotional, but we were back there joking and having a good time with my family", he said. Asked about reports he is part of a group trying to buy the Miami Marlins, Jeter said: "There's nothing to report, absolutely nothing". So I was happy with mine, Jeter said. How can you blame him?
It looks as though most of the rain has cleared out. Anytime I'm unprepared it makes me uncomfortable. Final at-bat ever in the Bronx and Jeter pulls that off? This is one of those special days that you'll never forget.
"When I play for the Yankees can I wear your number two?"
He won five Gold Gloves for defensive excellence at one of the game's crucial fielding positions, and five Silver Slugger awards for being the best offensive player at the position.