Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled

Xavier Trudeau
Mai 19, 2017

Jeter's No. 2 made it 21 numbers now off-limits to Yankee players.

A host of former team mates and coaches attended the ceremony before Sunday's game against the Houston Astros, including Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Hideki Matsui, and his former manager Joe Torre. "I was happy with mine". In the regular season, Jeter hit.310 with an.817 OPS. Anytime I'm unprepared it makes me uncomfortable. "Having your number retired is never part of it, so this is all icing on the cake for me". "If there's something to report I'll let you know".

I was asked recently by someone they was if you could trade places with, one person, who would it be? "De-rek Je-ter! De-rek Je-ter!", Jeter had the honor of unveiling his No. 2 plaque in Monument Park. In his speech to the adoring sellout crowd, Jeter opened with a shout-out to all the moms out there and his pregnant wife, Hannah, who joined him on the field for the 40-minute lovefest. We all know that Derek Jeter played the game fair and it has been written many times about that respect and how everyone wanted to be the next Jeter in NY or with another team.

"We all have the same mindsets", Jeter said.

The Bush-Jeter group is trying to buy the Marlins. Eventually nothing is next because youre retired, but we all had those same mindsets and thats why I think we had success. How can you blame him?

He did it with unwavering belief in his skill and unnatural calm under pressure.

“Theres rumors out there that Buck suggested I be No. 2, ” Jeter said. "He was just the complete package". That's just the way he's built and just the way he'd want things done.

Fans roared in delight at the procession of Yankee favorites that helped salute Jeter as the Astros players lined the railing in front of the visitors' dugout to take in the tribute. Time and time again he'd come up with big hits.

"What do you say on a day like this?"

Carlos Gomez had three hits, including a single to start the seventh, but left the game with a right hamstring strain after scoring from second base on Delino DeShields' two-out infield single that chased Oakland starter Kendall Graveman. Jeter was one of the best, right to his final words. "Thank you very much". Springer had his fourth multihomer game, his first since last May 26, and raised his season home run total to nine. He is the 22 Yankee to have his number retired.

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