Jeter captained the Yankees during much of a 20-year career that ended in 2014 and included five World Series titles and a New York-record 3,465 hits. With the crowd chanting that familiar roll call, "De-rek Je-ter!"
"And the reason why I say that is because I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports". "He retired with a franchise-best 3,465 hits - sixth on baseball's all-time list - having played more seasons (20) and games (2,747) than any other Yankee".
A bronze plaque commemorating his career was placed in Monument Park along with his pinstriped No. 2 behind the fence in center field, a foreshadowing of the ceremony anticipated for Jeter at Cooperstown's Hall of Fame once he becomes eligible.
Practice makes flawless! Derek Jeter told reporters that he feels "unprepared" for fatherhood at a news conference following his jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday, May 14. "I want to thank my family for their love, support, honesty and more importantly their presence at everything I did both on and off the field".
Jeter seemingly will have it all sometime soon. when pregnant wife Hannah Davis gives birth later this year and makes him a first-time father.
Jeter sidestepped a pair of questions about his role in a group headed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that is trying to buy the Miami Marlins.
Twenty of his former teammates, managers and coaches were all in attendance. Torre said Jeter was the player he wanted the ball to go to in the field, and whom he wanted to bat in an important spot. How can you blame him?
During Jeter's remarks - which he later said were off the cuff - he emphasized how thankful he was.
"When you play here in NY for 20 years, I learned that the time flies, memories fade, but the family is forever", he said. "The house Jeter built", said another, echoing the nickname for the old Yankee Stadium as "The House that Ruth built".
"It was always kind of our dream to be able to play here and play in the big leagues and playing in her home city", Bregman said.