Yankees pick date to retire Derek Jeter’s number and unveil his plaque

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The Captain officially will take his place in New York Yankees immortality next season.

The storied franchise announced Tuesday that it will retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2 in a ceremony on May 14, 2017.

Jeter, who retired after the 2014 season, spent his entire 20-year major-league career with the Yankees. During the span, he was a five-time World Series champion, a 14-time All-Star and a five-time Gold Glove winner and Silver Slugger winner at shortstop. Jeter also was the 1996 AL Rookie of the Year and the 2000 World Series MVP, among other honors.

He finished his career with Hall of Fame-worthy statistics, including 3,465 hits (the most in Yankees history) and a .310 batting average. In addition, Jeter is the all-time postseason leader with 200 hits, 32 doubles and 111 runs.

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