Derek Jeter Night Quickly Overtaken By Springer, Astros


The No. 2 will never be worn by another member of the New York Yankees.

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter's No. 2 has been retired by the New York Yankees, who dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed in Monument Park behind center field. As the evening's events unfolded, various players both past and present took to the internet to share their admiration and respect for the Captain.

That Jeter belongs in Monument Park was a well-deserved, non-debatable foregone conclusion. Before Jeter even stepped onto the field, the crowd started the "Derek!".

Jeter won five World Series, retired with 3,465 hits, sixth on MLB's all-time list and a career batting average of.310.

"I want to thank you guys for pushing me, for challenging me, for making me accountable, but more importantly, for embracing me since day one", Jeter said off the cuff.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday that Donohue told him about a half-hour after that game that Chapman reported pain.

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. "They want change. I think the Marlins, if it happens, it will be a great move for not only the organization but I think the city". "I was asked recently by someone, they said, 'If you could change places with one person, who would it be?' And I say this very humbly, there isn't a person or player I would trade places with as playing now or ever".

"It's special, man; I mean, just watching him play, being in the same clubhouse with him for that short time in 2007, it was special", Clippard said. "I like the approach, though, I may be retired, but I still know how people try to get you to (say things)".

Jeter didn't have No. 2 in his mind before reaching the Yankees. The bottom of the ninth is when the men in pinstripes would attempt their greatest comeback effort.

NY scored three runs in the ninth inning on a wild pitch by Dayan Diaz and an RBI single by Starlin Castro, forcing closer Ken Giles to enter the game in a non-save situation. Diaz went on to give up two runs before being replaced Ken Giles.

The Yankees, as it turned out, saved the best for last.