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A star-studded group of invitees converged upon Yankee Stadium to pay tribute to Derek Jeter on Sunday night as the longtime Yankees captain took his rightful place in Monument Park with the retirement of his No. 2, the last of the team's single-digit uniform numbers.
Sunday night was all about Derek Jeter, yet in typical fashion, No. 2 tried to make it about everybody else.
Derek Jeter will be honored by having his number retired between games of the Astros-Yankees doubleheader on Sunday. But as his No. 2 is hung in Monument Park, the legendary Yankee will be paying homage to somebody else -- his mother.
Only 21 men have had their uniform number retired by the Yankees, the ultimate honor the organization can bestow upon a player or manager. Sunday night, that total will increase by one, while another group -- the pinstriped single-digit club -- will enshrine its 10th and final member.
With the Yankees retiring Derek Jeter's No. 2 on Sunday, here's a look at some of the firsts of his 20-year career.
Twenty-five years after passing on a skinny high school shortstop from Michigan with the first pick in the 1992 MLB Draft and instead selecting Phil Nevin, the Astros will have a front-row seat to watch Derek Jeter have his No. 2 retired by the Yankees and his plaque unveiled in Monument Park between games of Sunday's doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.
The last of the Yankees' single-digit uniform numbers will officially be removed from circulation on Mother's Day, when the organization will retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 and unveil his Monument Park plaque prior to today's 7:35 p.m. ET game against the Houston Astros.
Derek Jeter has made no secret of his aspiration to call the shots for a Major League Baseball franchise, so Joe Girardi was not surprised by a published report on Wednesday that linked the former Yankees captain to a potential bid to purchase the Marlins.
Derek Jeter will be honored with the "Pride of the Yankees Award" at the 2017 Yankees Homecoming Dinner, to be held on April 12 in midtown Manhattan.
It wouldn't be a Captain's Camp without dinner with the Captain himself.
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