Friday, May 12, 2017

Derek Jeter to have No. 2 Retired

Derek Jeter will make his way back to Yankee Stadium this weekend to have his iconic number 2 officially retired.

While the jersey has been pretty much accepted as retired since Jeter's final game in pinstripes in 2014, now the Bronx Bombers can make it official.

Jeter was the embodiment of New York. Tough, gritty, never-giving up. That was Jeter in a nutshell. Not to mention, he was the City's ultimate winner. A champion of five World Series titles, and seven World Series appearances, Jeter's Yankees have gone down in history as one of the greatest dynasty's in baseball history.

Yankee fans will forever remember Jeter for his clutch play at the plate -- the big hits in the big moments, from the home run against the Orioles in the '96 playoffs, to his walk-off homer in Game 3 of the 2001 World Series against Arizona. To his homers against the Mets in the 2000 World Series, and of course his walk-off winner in his final at bat at Yankee Stadium. There were also the defensive gems, most notably his back-handed flip to Jorge Posada at home plate to nail Jeremy Giambi, in the 2001 ALDS against the Oakland A's.

Let's look back.

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