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Yankees to retire Derek Jeter’s number, dedicate Monument Park plaque next season

The New York Yankees will add another legend into their historic Monument Park this season.

On Tuesday morning, the Yankees organization announced that they will retire Derek Jeter’s number and unveil his plaque in Monument Park on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The ceremony will take place prior to the team’s afternoon game against the Houston Astros.

Jeter will become the 22nd player in Yankees history to have his number retired. His No. 2 will be the 21st number retired by the organization.

The Captain spent his entire 20-year career in pinstripes, and was a major factor in the organization winning five World Series championships. The 14-time All-Star retired as the Yankees franchise leader in hits, at-games played, singles, doubles, and stolen bases. His 3,465 career hits ranks sixth on MLB’s all-time hits list.

There’s no debate that Jeter was one of the best to ever wear the Yankee pinstripes. He accomplished many things during his tenure with the organization, and now will rightfully take his place among the other Yankee greats who reside in Monument Park.

One thing is definitely for sure: May 14 will be a very special day at Yankee Stadium.

The Bronx Pinstripes team will continue to provide updates as more information comes along about “Derek Jeter Day.”

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