NEW YORK - The New York Yankees retired future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey during a pregame ceremony Sunday night.
Jeter, 42, served as captain of the Yankees during much of his 20-year career that ended in 2014 and included five World Series titles.
The Yankees have retired the numbers of former manager Joe Torre and five players from the title teams of 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000: Jeter (2), Jorge Posada (20), Mariano Rivera (42), Andy Pettitte (46) and Bernie Williams (51).
Jeter also holds a team-record 3,465 hits.
The Yankees unveiled a plaque in his honor that crews will place in Monument Park behind center field.
Here’s a look at the social media reaction to Jeter’s jersey retiring:
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Tonight, Derek Jeter joins some legendary company. pic.twitter.com/343Zq1mg8u— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 14, 2017
Derek Jeter’s No. 2 is the final digit from 1 through 9 to be retired by the Yankees. They are the only tm without a single-digit # to spare pic.twitter.com/4y3AA0eLwa— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 14, 2017
Give the Yankees credit, the inscription on Derek Jeter's plaque is 100 percent honest pic.twitter.com/f1RS7j5Ue1— Dumb Bozo (@davelozo) May 15, 2017
A tip of the cap to The Captain on Derek Jeter day: pic.twitter.com/xAbk7ThZEK— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) May 14, 2017
Derek Jeter art around Yankee Stadium pic.twitter.com/5xsnRDGZVr— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 14, 2017
The Astros are putting a damper on Derek Jeter night. 👀 pic.twitter.com/6F92iacBpO— ESPN (@espn) May 15, 2017
Alex Bregman is the 1st player wearing jersey No. 2 to hit a grand slam at either Yankee Stadium since Derek Jeter on June 18, 2005 vs Cubs— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 15, 2017
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