Derek Jeter went out in style. He delivered a game winning hit in the Yankees’ 6 – 5 win over Baltimore.
Will Derek Jeter’s number be retired?
This is a no brainer. Derek Jeter is one of the greatest. But there is another incentive for the Yankees to retire his number. His number, Number 2, is one of only two single digit numbers the Yankees have not retired.
We are thorough. Here is the list.
No. 1 – Billy Martin
No. 3 – Babe Ruth (aka, “The Babe”)
No. 4 – Lou Gehrig
No. 5 – Joe DiMaggio
No. 7 – Mickey Mantle
No. 8 – Yogi Berra
No. 8 – Bill Dickey
No. 9 – Roger Maris
Why didn’t Bill Dickey or Yogi Berra wear Number 6? Then, the Yankees can have all the single digits retired?