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Yankees retire Jeter's jersey

The New York Yankees retired former captain Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey before a packed Yankee Stadium yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The 42-year-old was feted in an emotional ceremony before a star-studded group, including family, former teammates and other Major League Baseball legends.

Jeter became the 22nd Yankee to have his number retired, and his No. 2 will now be immortalised in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, alongside Babe Ruth's No. 3 and Lou Gehrig's No. 4.

"I got a chance to play for a first-class organisation and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports," Jeter said.

"When you play here in New York for 20 years, I learned that time flies, memories fade, but family is forever. And I'll be eternally grateful to be part of the Yankees family."

The Yankees presented Jeter with a 14-karat white gold ring that listed his achievements.

He was also given a framed replica of the plaque that will be placed in Monument Park. - AFP

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