New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Jersey

New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Jersey

Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Davis stand beside his plaque which will now hang at Yankee Stadium.

The captain drew higher television ratings than his former Boss.

Sunday night, The New York Yankees held ceremonies to retire his number and dedicate the plaque that has been placed in Monument Park.

YES's coverage from 6-7:30 p.m. averaged 724,000 viewers, the network said Monday, with 952,000 tuning in from 7:15-7:30 p.m., when Jeter gave his speech to the Yankee Stadium crowd.

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It was Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, as the New York Yankees welcomed back franchise icon Derek Jeter for elaborate pre-game ceremony in which they retired his no. 2, unveiled his plaque in their famed Monument Park, and lavished The Captain with gifts.

'I got a chance to play for a first-class organization in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports, ' he said to his screaming fans. 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.

He was also a 14-time All-Star, won five Gold Gloves, was named the World Series MVP in 2000 and AL Rookie of the Year in 2016.

'There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever, ' he explained.

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