Yankees retire Jeter’s No. 2

The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s jersey — No. 2 — on Sunday, honoring the team’s longest-tenured captain for a 20-year career filled with records. “There isn’t a person or player I would trade places with that’s playing now or ever,” Jeter said during a ceremony before the Yankees-Astros game. “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.” A plaque was also put up in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park, and Jeter was given a 14-karat white gold ring that lists his accomplishments. Jeter won five World Series and holds several Yankee records, including number of hits (3,465) and games played (2,747). His is the 21st number retired by the franchise, and the final single digit.

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