Monday, 23 October, 2017

Derek Jeter gives emotional speech as Yankees retire No. 2 jersey

Freda Brock | 28 May, 2017, 21:13

Keith Olbermann had one of the most popular takes when he dedicated an entire segment of his short-lived ESPN show to Jeter's supposed unwarranted praise in September 2014, and a google search of "Derek Jeter overrated" produces 93,200 results.

With the New York Yankees retiring Derek Jeter's No.2 Sunday night, plenty comes to mind in regard to the shortstop's baseball career.

Yankees co-owner Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal presented the 14-time All-Star with a 14-karat white gold ring with “2” in diamonds, surrounded by diamonds.

"The Captain" is the franchise's all-time leader in hits, stolen bases and games played.

Derek Jeter stood behind the lectern and held the microphone.

"There's nothing to report on that, absolutely nothing", Jeter told the New York Daily News. Throughout the late 90s and through the 2000s, Jeter provided Yankee fans with some unbelievable memories.

His famed number two is the last single digit to be honored.

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For the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, Sunday will feature two games with a ceremony in between. But he was a Yankee, a New Yorker playing for the 'Evil Empire.' All we could do was sit back and compare him to the great players we had.

Derek Jeter may be finished with one No. 2, but he's about to see a lot more of it - in a very different context - when his first child arrives. "I got the opportunity to play him the previous year. And I'll be eternally grateful to be part of the Yankee family".

"It was always kind of our dream to be able to play here and play in the big leagues and playing in her home city", Bregman said.

Charlie Morton (5-2) earned the win, giving up four earned runs on four hits while striking out 10 in 5-2/3 innings of work in the 20-hit slugfest. But, to Girardi, hindsight being 20/20, that was all on display as early as October 1996, before Jeter was officially named Rookie of the Year or had even won the first of his five titles.

Tanaka gave up two more runs in the second on another homer to Springer and a RBI double to Carlos Beltran as the Astros widened the gap 8-0.

Eric Sogard and Orlando Arcia hit back-to-back homers in the sixth off Matt Harvey to break a 2-2 tie, spoiling the choppy return of the New York Mets' starter from a three-game suspension in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-4 win on Friday night.

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