5 best farewell videos for Yankees legend Derek Jeter

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August 13, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; Derek Jeter is introduced as the New York Yankees honor the 1996 World Series team at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports /

With his iconic number 2 set to be retired, alongside a plaque in Monument Park, Derek Jeter goes down as the greatest shortstop in Yankees history. But you already knew that. Here are a few farewell videos that emphasize just how important he was to the city of New York, and the game of baseball.

Even the man upstairs isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to Derek Jeter as a New York Yankees icon. Sunday’s tribute to The Captain will now take place before the second leg of a doubleheader against the Astros, following yesterday’s rain out.

For those headed to the stadium to witness history, the dedication ceremony will begin no earlier than 6:35 p.m. If you have plans with mom and will be watching from the comfort of your own home, ESPN will provide the telecast.

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Yankee fan or not, tonight’s tribute is one that shouldn’t be missed.

Jeter was the ‘Prince of New York’ during a time when the organization and the city needed one the most. From being the lynchpin of five World Series Championship clubs to personifying dignity and strength after 9/11, we’ve all leaned on Jeter one way or another since his career began as a skinny 21-year-old kid back in 1995.

Jeter is the type of player I’ll one day tell my kids about — in the same way my grandfather spoke to my father about Joe DiMaggio — and my father to me about Mickey Mantle.

So as we get ready to goodbye to No. 2, let’s take a look at some of the best farewell commercials dedicated to the one and only Derek Jeter.