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New York Yankees to retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 on Mother's Day

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The Sports Xchange
Derek Jeter arrives on the red carpet at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrating the opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology in New York City on May 2, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Derek Jeter arrives on the red carpet at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrating the opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology in New York City on May 2, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that they will retire the number of former shortstop Derek Jeter and unveil his plaque in the team's storied Monument Park in a pregame ceremony on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017.

Jeter's No. 2 is the 21st number to be retired by the Yankees, and Jeter himself is the 22nd player to receive the honor -- No. 8 was retired twice for Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey on Old-Timers' Day in 1972.

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Before Jeter, the trio of Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte were the last players to have their numbers retired in 2015. Jeter retired after playing a franchise-record 20 seasons with New York after the 2014 season.

The 14-time All-Star is the Yankees' all-time leader in hits (3,465), singles (2,595) games played (2,747), doubles (544), stolen bases (358), at-bats (11,195) and hit-by-pitches (170).

Jeter's hit total ranks sixth in major league history, and he boasts a career .310 batting average with 260 home runs and 1,311 RBIs.

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