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Derek Jeter’s number retirement ceremony

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A look at the full Derek Jeter Day ceremony

A look at the entire pregame ceremony of the Yankees honoring the Captain on Derek Jeter Day.

Derek Jeter’s number retirement ceremony was peak Yankees by Blake Schuster

In the moments immediately after Derek Jeter unveiled his plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium, ESPN played an interview clip with The Captain that disclosed the ultimate irony — he originally wanted to wear No. 13.

No, that’s not a shot at Alex Rodriguez, it just happened to be number Jeter’s dad wore.

So it was with that childhood dream on the mind that Jeter then took his place in front of the mound, in front of some of the most important Yankees players in history, in front of fans who’ve spent their lives adoring him and in front of children named after him, in front of former managers, in front of the scouts who discovered him and in front of those responsible for raising him that the player who defined a generation watched as his No. 2 was retired for eternity.

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No Yankee will ever wear No. 2 again after Derek Jeter’s induction to Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Pool)

Everything about the night was quintessentially Yankees. Jeter, joined by his family, gathered in Monument Park to unveil his number. Then New York welcomed in the likes of Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte and few more World Series champions onto the field as the stadium rose for Jeter’s grand entrance. Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” blared over the speakers as Jeter entered center field on a golf cart that made its way around the warning track before he jumped out to get one more walk through the Yankees’ dugout.

Up until that moment, Jeter had no idea what he would say when he stood in front of the mound. While riding around the field his wife, Hannah Jeter, kept trying to talk to her husband. The Captain admitted on ESPN later that he kept asking her to be quiet so he could come up with a speech. It seemed more than enough time for the words to come to him., To read more go to the link below:

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