Watch: Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey, unveil Monument Park plaque

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Sunday May 14th, 2017

The New York Yankees retired the No. 2 jersey of former shortstop Derek Jeter during a ceremony before Sunday's game against the Houston Astros.

Jeter retired after the 2014 season. The Yankees also unveiled a plaque in the stadium's Monument Park.

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. Now with his No. 2 jersey retired, all single digit numbers have been retired by the Yankees.

Jeter spent each of his 20 major league seasons with the Yankees, helping the team win five World Series titles.

Video: New Yorkers read Derek Jeter’s love letter to the city

He was also a 14-time All-Star, won five Gold Gloves, was named the World Series MVP in 2000 and AL Rookie of the Year in 2016.

Jeter finished his career with a .310 career average and sixth all-time in hits. Only Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Tris Speaker have more hits that Jeter's 3,465.

Jeter said that he chose Mother's Day for the festivities to honor his mother.

- Scooby Axson and Chris Chavez

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