It’s official: No other Yankee will ever don a No. 2 uniform.
The team announced Tuesday morning that it will retire Derek Jeter’s number and unveil his Monument Park plaque on Mother’s Day, May 14.
The Captain, whose final season in pinstripes was in 2014, will become the 22nd player in franchise history to have his number retired.
Jeter’s teammates Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte had their numbers retired last season.
The Yankee legend, who spent all 20 seasons in the majors with the team, is a five-time World Series champion. The Kalamazoo, Mich. native is a 14-time All-Star and sixth in baseball history with 3,465 hits — recording eight seasons with at least 200.
He tops the team’s all-time list in hits, games played (2,747), doubles (544), stolen bases (358), singles (2,595) and at-bats (11,195).
Tickets to this game are not yet available for sale, except as part of full-season ticket plans and a number of partial-season ticket plans, the team said.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News