The ceremony took place at Yankee Stadium just before the Yankees played the Houston Astros for the second game of their doubleheader.
The captain drew higher television ratings than his former Boss.
After going back into the dugout to the current Yankees players, Jeter and his wife made their way up the steps to greet the crowd, as well as his former players, coaches, and more.
Derek wore jersey number two for his career as a short stop with the New York Yankees.
Jeter, 42, and his wife took some time to pose for photos alongside a replica of his newly unveiled dedication plaque. It has been done many times and Monument Park has that Hall of Fame look. Back-to-back home runs off Masahiro Tanaka and at that time, Jeter, who will always be a Yankees captain was addressing the media in a press conference room that is situated a few steps away from the home clubhouse.
“When the schedule came out and they announced this, I was very happy that we were going to be here, and we would get to stand out there and watch him have this honor”, said Brian McCann. “And I’ll be eternally grateful to be a part of the Yankees family”. “I’m excited, but at the same time I’m nervous”. “Thank the Good Lord for making Jeter a Yankee”, said one. I’ve played baseball for 18 years, if you ever needed a big hit in a situation and especially in the postseason, those are hard at bats to come by and hard at bats under pressure, and Derek was the absolute best at handling those, like I’d never seen anyone handle them before.
At his first big league camp in 1994, he was given No. 74.
He called Jeter’s celebration “perfect”, adding, “He deserves it, man”.
“There’s rumors out there that Buck suggested I be No. 2″, Jeter said. Hes never told me that personally, but Ive heard that hes said it and I appreciate it if he thought that much of me to give me the number 2..
Bloomberg reported last month that Jeter’s group won the auction for the Marlins. Absolutely nothing, he said. “He was kind of representative of an entire generation of great players”.
During Jeter’s remarks – which he later said were off the cuff – he emphasized how thankful he was. Eventually nothing is next because youre retired, but we all had those same mindsets and thats why I think we had success.