Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled

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The Yankees have most recently retired Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera's numbers and Jeter is the 22nd player to have his number retired by the team.

Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah Jeter stand beside his Monument Psrtk plaque during an on-field, pregame ceremony retiring Jeter's number 2 at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, May 14, 2017. "The reason why I say that is because I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports".

"When you play here in NY for 20 years, I learned that the time flies, memories fade, but the family is forever", he said.

The New York Yankees have added another number to the legends enshrined at Monument Park. In between, he was serenaded with "Der-ek, Je-ter" chants as he was surrounded by family and Yankees royalty.

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George Steinbrenner's children, Jessica, Hal and Jennifer presented Jeter with the plaques and rings at the beginning of the ceremony. Now with his No. 2 jersey retired, all single digit numbers have been retired by the Yankees.

Jeter retired after the 2014 season.

Jeter is the Yankees' career leader in hits (3,465), games played (2,747), at-bats (11,195), doubles (544) and stolen bases (358) AND those five World Series titles.

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