Nearly 1 million tune in to watch Derek Jeter's speech

Nearly 1 million tune in to watch Derek Jeter's speech

Nearly 1 million tune in to watch Derek Jeter's speech

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.

Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter waves to fans while standing with his wife Hannah Jeter during a ceremony to retire his number at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Derek Jeter entered to Frank Sinatra's "My Way" and exited to Tina Turner's "Simply The Best". "And I'll be eternally grateful to be part of the Yankees family".

His No. 2 jersey retirement went just as expected, featuring ideal weather despite earlier rain following a come-from-behind Yankees victory in front of a capacity Stadium crowd Sunday. Jeter, known as "The Captain" Some of the former Yankee greats such as David Cone, Joe Torre, Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neil were in attendance to experience "Mr. November" being recognized while joining an elite class of some of baseball's most immortal players.

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"I was asked recently if I could trade places with one person, who would it be?"

Like Jeter, Ortiz is a future Hall of Famer and was as loved during his career in Boston as Jeter was in NY.

Jeter spent each of his 20 major league seasons with the Yankees, helping the team win five World Series titles.

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