On Sunday night as the Yankees conclude their four game set with the Houston Astros, all eyes will once again be on he captain. Transcending the game as he did for 20 seasons in the Bronx, Derek Jeter Night will commence on Mother’s Day evening, as the Captain requested.
As the Yankees retire Jeter’s iconic number 2, there will officially be no single digit numbers left for any future Yankee to wear, and when they unveil his plaque in monument park, it will be a true and concrete closing on one of the greatest chapters in New York Yankees baseball.
Forever to be immortalized in Monument Park, Derek Jeter gave us 20 years of indescribable memories that will last an eternity.
In true Derek Jeter form, the Captain took time prior to Sunday night’s festivities to release a thank you to New York via The Players’ Tribune that can be found here:
On Sunday, the @Yankees will retire No. 2.
On a deserved grand stage, Jeter exits as a class act and as a true ambassador of the game.
We at Bronx Pinstripes work hard to professionally cover all aspects of the New York Yankees on a daily basis. However we too are fans, and from all of us here at Bronx Pinstripes we’d like to thank you Derek Jeter, for all that you have accomplished and all that you have done not only for the Yankees but for the city of New York as well.
We wish you and your family nothing but happiness and the best of luck in all of your future endeavors. It has been truly a pleasure growing up during the Derek Jeter Era of Yankees baseball.
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