The New York Yankees announced today their plans to retire Derek Jeter’s number 2 on May 14 at Yankee Stadium. This will be the last Yankees single digit number heading into Monument Park.
During Jeter’s 11,195 at-bats he managed to obtain 3,465 hits, 2,595 singles 544 doubles, and 358 stolen bases. Jeter won five World Series titles with New York and appeared in 14 All-Star games.
Jeter had Yankee Stadium electric while hitting a “walk-off” RBI-single against the Baltimore Orioles for his final career home game.
Jeter will be the Yankees 22nd player in franchise history to have his numbers retired. Here are the legends Jeter will be joining in Monument Park.
No. 1 (Billy Martin, 1986), No. 3 (Babe Ruth, 1948), No. 4 (Lou Gehrig, 1939), No. 5 (Joe DiMaggio, 1952), No. 6 (Joe Torre, 2014), No. 7 (Mickey Mantle, 1969), No. 8 (Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey, 1972), No. 9 (Roger Maris, 1984), No. 10 (Phil Rizzuto, 1985), No. 15 (Thurman Munson, 1979), No. 16 (Whitey Ford, 1974), No. 20 (Jorge Posada, 2015), No. 23 (Don Mattingly, 1997), No. 32 (Elston Howard, 1984), No. 37 (Casey Stengel, 1970), No. 42 (Mariano Rivera, 2013), No. 44 (Reggie Jackson, 1993), No. 46 (Andy Pettitte, 2015), No. 49 (Ron Guidry, 2003) and No. 51 (Bernie Williams, 2015).
“Derek Jeter was a great Yankee and class act,” said Ray Negron columnist for NYSportsday.com and Yankees consultant. “When I was a little boy everybody wanted to wear number 7 and the Jeter era everybody wanted to wear number two.”
Added Negron, “That tells me he did the right thing.”
According to Vivid Seats, ticket prices have sky rocketed since the announcement was made earlier today. Before the announcement the average ticket cost was $80 for the game. The price for the median jumped to $369. The minimum cost to attend the game is around $125 to $146.