Yankees to Retire Captain’s Number
Derek Jeter's #2 will never be worn again in Yankee pinstripes. The old Yankee Captain, who plated the walk-off run in his last appearance at Yankee Stadium, is the 21st player number retired by the Bronx Bombers. There are now no single digits left to wear for Yankee players-although "0" is available.
Jeter won 5 World Series titles with the Yankees, was selected to 14 All-Star Games, won 5 Gold Gloves, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, and finished his Yankee career in 2014 as the Yankee leader in hits, doubles, stolen bases, games played, times on base, and plate appearances. Jeter also finished 6th all-time in career hits in Major League Baseball, and the most all-time hits by a shortstop in MLB.
Jeter, the Yankee Captain from 2003-2014, will have his number retired and get a plaque in Monument Park on May 14 next year-Mother's Day. The Yankees host the Houston Astros that afternoon.