On Tuesday, December 6, the New York Yankees baseball team announced that Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey will be retired on May 14, 2017.
Jeter was a shortstop for the team. He started his career in 1995 and retired in 2014 after 20 seasons. The jersey retirement includes a ceremony in Monument Park where a plaque will be presented to him.
Jeter is the 22nd Yankee to have a retired number. The No. 2 is the last of single digits and the 21st jersey to be retired. Mariano Rivera’s No. 42 was retired in 2013. Other retired numbers include 20, 46, and 51. Those numbers were retired shortly after Jeter’s retirement from baseball.