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Jeter enshrined forever as No. 2 retired by Yanks

Sunday night, the New York Yankees will bestow their most esteemed honor upon Derek Jeter: the retirement of his No. 2 and a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

BOSTON - Alex Cobb opened with six one-hit innings, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer, Tim Beckham drove in two runs and Tampa Bay beat Boston at Fenway Park.

Jeter was never the best player in baseball, despite his longevity and despite the wonderful career he had, one that never saw a single losing season, a career that saw him win one last game for the Yankees at the Stadium in the last game he ever played there, when he pushed a single into right field against the Orioles.

Derek Jeter isn't the greatest victor in the history of the New York Yankees, even though the Yankees won five World Series while Jeter was their shortstop.

Jordan published a letter to Jeter in The Players' Tribune as a way to honor Jeter's legacy, which will be cemented Sunday when his number is retired at Yankee Stadium.

Following the ceremony, Jeter threw the opening pitch in the Sunday night game against the Houston Astros.

"I say this very humbly, there isn't a person or player that I would trade places with that's playing now or ever", Jeter said on the field, only steps away from the spray-painted No. 2 added along the first-base line (with a twin down third base), his royal blue three-piece suit joining in concert with the fading blue skies that stayed rain-free just for him. Diaz went on to give up two runs before being replaced Ken Giles.

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Jeter was an icon for the Yankees.

"She deserves it. She put in a lot of hard work to get me here", Ramos said. Then New York welcomed in the likes of Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte and few more World Series champions onto the field as the stadium rose for Jeter's grand entrance.

According to Budweiser, after Jeter watched the video, he said, "I'm honored Major League Baseball and Budweiser chose to celebrate my jersey retirement this way, and I'm really looking forward to being back at Yankee Stadium this weekend".

Jeter received framed replicas of his retired number, the plaque, and was given a 14-karat white gold ring, according to ESPN. Give me the Yankees. The AL ERA leader last season, Sanchez returned from a blister issue against Tampa Bay on April 30 but lasted only one inning because of a split fingernail.

Before New York's six-run seventh, the Astros regained the lead against Warren. "Nah, I'm going to stick with No. 2.' It was a good choice on my part". If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

"You just tell yourself to relax and try to take a deep breath and keep everything in perspective", Headley said. "I'm sure he's looking forward to it".

When Bregman got to the Astros' dugout, he pointed to the No. 2 on his jersey, which he wears because of Jeter. Eventually nothing is next because you're retired, but we all had those same mindsets and that's why I think we had success.



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