Joe Torre

The Moment Was Never Too Big For Jeter

The Moment Was Never Too Big For Jeter

The moment is never too big for Derek Jeter. Joe Girardi has said those words before and he said them again Sunday.

With 47,883 fans, so many of them wearing his No. 2 jersey, chanting his name … with emotions running high and great Yankees seated all around him … with the recording of the immortal Bob Sheppard introducing him a final time …

Derek Jeter stepped to the microphone and wished all the moms a happy Mother's Day. Especially, he said, his mom, Dot; his grandmother, Dorothy; his sister, Sharlee; his wife and soon-to-be-mom, Hannah Davis.

The rain had stopped, the early evening sun had popped through and now everyone was smiling and relaxed. Just like that, the...

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