Derek Jeter
(Photo: Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post)

Derek Jeter retired in 2014 after playing a franchise record 20 seasons with the New York Yankees and he was team captain from 2003 until his retirement. He also holds the franchise-high in hits at 3,645 which is good for sixth All-Time in MLB history. Jeter also set franchise highs in games (2,747), at-bats (11,195), doubles (544) and stolen bases (358). He was a member of 5 Yankees World Series teams, including being named the World Series MVP in 2000. Jeter was named an MLB All-Star 14 times, a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner five-time respectively and won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 1996.

Such a decorated career has to be properly honored and the best way for the Yankees to do that is to retire his number and also enshrine him into the Yankees Monument Park.

The team made the announcement earlier today. Jeter’s number will be the final single digit number to be retired by the Yankees.

The Yankees will retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2 and unveil his Monument Park plaque on May 14.

“The Captain” will become the 22nd player in franchise history to have his number retired and the first since the other members of the Yankees’ Core Four — Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte — in 2015.

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