Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench into those plans, with rain all day Saturday forcing the postponement of that day's game and making No. 2's day a day the Yankees had to play two - a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, with Jeter's ceremony sandwiched in between.
Anyone would have to find it odd to catch their own reflection staring back at them the way Jeter looked at his Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, etched forever on a Monument Park plaque, bound forever to hang in the mini-museum behind the Stadium's centerfield fence.
Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah Jeter stand beside his Monument Psrtk plaque during an on-field, pregame ceremony retiring Jeter's number 2 at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, May 14, 2017.
A model of consistency with an even-keeled deportment and the confidence of a natural leader, Jeter became the face of the team and in 2003 was named 11th captain in franchise history.
He was celebrated at Yankee Stadium by a long list of former teammates that included Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte and his former manager, Joe Torre.
He was also given a framed replica of the plaque that will be placed in Monument Park.
At the end of his speech, in front of his soon-to-be-larger-by-one family, Jeter talked about how lucky he was to be part of the Yankees family.
Jeter decided not to use notes as he addressed the crowd of 47,883. Rodriguez, who was celebrating Mother's Day in Miami with his family, tweeted a message to Jeter.
In addition, they sent the father-to-be out in style with numerous of gifts which includes an 4-karat white gold career milestone ring.
Jeter began the ceremony with his family in Monument Park and didnt see the clips.
No Yankee will ever put No. 2 on again. You dont come up requesting numbers when youre 20 years old, so I took what they gave me.. So I can't thank you guys enough. We went out there day in and day out trying to win, trying to do anything to help the team and more importantly trying to keep our jobs..