The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s No. 2 on Sunday night to cap off a week of tributes to the former captain in the Bronx.
The ceremony itself was peak Yankees, but that’s not the only place Jeter was celebrated on Sunday.
Across the baseball world, tributes to The Captain have been flowing out of clubhouses. Big League Stew will keep an eye on the best MLB has to offer on Jeter’s day throughout the night’s festivities in this very post.
Current Yankees share their Jeter stories (NY Post).
If the Yanks Retired Every Number…(Sports on Earth).
There are no single numbers left for Yankees to wear…except No. 0. (NYT)
I made my Major League Debut on Sept. 10, 2011 for the New York Yankees in Anaheim against the Angels. First batter I faced hit an infield pop up and Derek Jeter nestled under it and made the catch to end the inning. As I walked into the dugout and sat down, he came in and sat down right next to me, put the baseball in my glove and said "Welcome to the big leagues G. This is the same game you've played your whole life, just with a few more people in the stands. You deserve to be here so just keep doing everything that you have been to get here." Those words have always stuck with me and right then there was no one in the game I respected more than Derek Jeter. He took the time to say a few encouraging words to me when an icon in his position most definitely didn't have to. A lot has happened to me and my career since then, and I'm grateful for all of it; but that short moment is something I will always appreciate and will never forget. #ThanksCap #RE2PECT
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— Back Page Guy NYDN (@BackPageGuyNYDN) May 15, 2017
— Adrian Szkolar (@Szkolar_Lohud) May 15, 2017
That double gives Beltran 545 on his career, surpassing Derek Jeter on the all-time list.
— Houston Astros (@astros) May 15, 2017
Well, that’s one way to celebrate Jeter.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 14, 2017
— David Cone (@dcone36) May 14, 2017
Yankees now have blazers with special patches for everyone inducted into Monument Park. Apparently Carlos Beltran's idea
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 14, 2017
What a baller entrance by The Captain. pic.twitter.com/s8N5DwJvR0
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 14, 2017
Derek Jeter unveils the plaque with his No. 2, and fans chant his name pic.twitter.com/Lwdd4Gymlq
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 14, 2017
Astros out early to watch the ceremony for Jeter. pic.twitter.com/1VR6hmLx40
— Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) May 14, 2017
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 13, 2017
The #Walkoff wins!
— MLB (@MLB) May 14, 2017
We're a day away from Jeter Night. One more video to get you ready … "Thank you for helping me feel like a kid for the last 20 years." pic.twitter.com/vFiJf1yv6u
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 13, 2017
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 14, 2017
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 14, 2017
Scouting report on Jeter circa 1992. pic.twitter.com/rs6O0fDEWn
— Jeff Quagliata (@yestoresearch) July 25, 2014
Cubs report on Derek Jeter: "Super nice kid…Wants to study medicine…Teammates love him." pic.twitter.com/Q8Jwvjacwg
— Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) May 14, 2017
— Daren Willman (@darenw) May 14, 2017
— Ian Powers (@IanPowers) May 14, 2017
Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson, a former Yankee, on Jeter:
Robertson on Jeter: "From the first time I met him until the last time I saw him on the field, he was exceptional just to me and everyone."
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) May 14, 2017
Not just a teammate. Not just a friend. You are family. To me, to the Yankees organization, to all of the game of baseball. Thank you, No. 2 pic.twitter.com/vHfqNrDZJy
— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) May 14, 2017
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 11, 2017
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) May 14, 2017
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 14, 2017
It used to be that great men died twice. With all the tributes and ceremonies Jeter has received over the past few years, he’s certainly exceeded that axiom.
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