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Watch Derek Jeter Give Heartfelt Speech During Jersey Retirement Ceremony

Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled Sullivan: Total package of Derek Jeter made him great
Montrelle Montesinos | 19 May, 2017, 23:27

He said about that responsibility of being a Yankees captain, "To the organization, fans, teammates and media you handle it the way you are, representing the New York Yankees".

Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees celebrated Derek Jeter's career by retiring his No. 2 jersey and enshrining him in Monument Park.

Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says there is nothing to report concerning a reported bid for him and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to buy the Miami Marlins. "De-rek Je-ter! De-rek Je-ter!", Jeter had the honor of unveiling his No. 2 plaque in Monument Park. Before Jeter even stepped onto the field, the crowd started the "Derek!".

Yankees co-owner Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal presented the 14-time All-Star with a 14-karat white gold ring with “2” in diamonds, surrounded by diamonds. There are no words that can express the love the city of NY and Yankee fans had, and continue to have, for "The Captain".

After going back into the dugout to the current Yankees players, Jeter and his wife made their way up the steps to greet the crowd, as well as his former players, coaches, and more. Memories fade. But family is forever and I " ll be eternally grateful to be part of the Yankee family. "It's a moment I'll never forget". I say this very humbly, there is isn'tt a person or a player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever.

Hopefully it stays out of the way so that the Yankees can honor Jeter without a downpour. "So, I'm excited, but at the same time I'm nervous".

Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Davis stand beside his plaque which will now hang at Yankee Stadium. Then-Yankees manager Buck Showalter is said to have behind the switch. But, the Astros were not done there. 2 was retired in a pregame series and he will now join the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Roger Maris in Yankees lore.

Backed by a 9-0 lead, Charlie Morton (5-2) gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings, including Matt Holliday's three-run homer in a four-run fifth (see full recap). The bottom of the ninth is when the men in pinstripes would attempt their greatest comeback effort. The final words but not the last for this Yankees legend.