Ceremony: Yankees Retire Derek Jeter’s Jersey

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter .(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The New York Yankees celebrated Mother’s day by hosting a retirement ceremony for Derek Jeter. The team took a moment between double headers against the Houston Astros to honor the their shortstop and former team captain.

Jeter started his 20 season career in 1994 with the Yankees after the Redsox did not draft him as their number 1 pick. The shortstop then remained with the team until retiring in 2014.  Over the course of his career he racked up .310/.377/.440 with 260 home runs and 1,311 RBI, won the American League Rookie of the Year award, won five World Series and holds the most the most hits in Yankees franchise history. But that’s not all, the 14-time All-Star was also the 2000 World Series MVP and holds five Gold Gloves, and five Silver Sluggers.

Jeter’s career was nothing short of amazing.

During the ceremony, Jeter was driven onto the field in a golf cart to Frank Sinatra’s My Way where he was then presented with a plaque blazer ,ring, and a number for Monument Park.

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