Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey and enshrine him in Monument Park
Sunday night was all about Derek Jeter in New York
NEW YORK -- Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees celebrated Derek Jeter's career by retiring his No. 2 jersey and enshrining him in Monument Park. .
Before the ceremony Sunday, former double play partner Robinson Cano sent congratulations to Jeter on Twitter:
The ceremony started out in Monument Park, beyond the center field fence at Yankee Stadium. Jeter, alongside his family, unveiled his retired No. 2 as fans chanted his name:
The Yankees showed a lengthy video tribute on the scoreboard before introducing various guests on the field. Here are some more scenes from the on-field ceremony:
The Yankees also played a taped message on the scoreboard from current Marlins manager and former Yankee Don Mattingly, who was briefly Jeter's teammate in 1995. Mattingly was also on the team's coaching staff for several years in the 2000s. Here is Mattingly's message:
And finally, here is Jeter being introduced to the Yankee Stadium crowd:
In addition to retiring his No. 2, the Yankees also dedicated a plaque in Monument Park in Jeter's honor. Here is the plaque reveal and the text:
The Yankees also presented Jeter with various gifts to mark the occasion. He received a replica of the Monument Park plaque and retired number, as well as 14-karat white gold career milestone ring. Here's the ring and the gift reveals:
The ceremony concluded with a speech from Jeter, which he started by saying Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Jeter thanked the Steinbrenner family, his former teammates and coaches, and everyone else who helped him along the way. Here's the speech:
Now that he has been immortalized in Monument Park, the next destination for Jeter is Cooperstown.
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