It’s #JeterNight in New York, as Yankee fans say goodbye to their beloved Captain, retire his jersey, and immortalize him among the other franchise greats.
Surrounded by a host of former teammates and living Yankee legends, Jeter grabbed the mic after the immortal introduction by Bob Sheppard. The usually stoic Jeter gave an emotional thanks to George Steinbrenner, New York, and welled up when addressing the Yankee fans.
In the speech, Jeter said he wouldn’t trade places with anyone ever. That’s hard to argue solely based on his list of ex-girlfriends.
There’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die.
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