UPDATE: Thursday, September 4 at 12:28 p.m. ET
Now it turns out that the Yankees may not be retiring Jeter's number on Sunday after the same Steven Marcus of Newsday, who first reported that would be the case, is now saying nothing has been finalized:
When will the Yankees retire Derek Jeter's uniform No. 2?
The decision has not yet been made.
Derek Jeter Day will be held Sunday and a source familiar with the team's plans said the original idea was to retire Jeter's number that day. As of Wednesday night, that decision had not been finalized, the source said.
On top of that, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com has a quote from the Yankees disputing the original report:
Yanks PR director Jason Zillo said report of Jeter's number being retired on Sunday is "inaccurate and fabricated."
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) September 4, 2014
Boy, that got real confusing, real fast.
End of Update
Derek Jeter day will be on September 7 at Yankee Stadium and the New York Yankees plan on retiring The Captain's No. 2 before he calls it quits, which will happen during the celebration of his career on Sunday.
Newsday Sports tweeted the news, which was reported by Steven Marcus of Newsday:
— Newsday Sports (@NewsdaySports) September 4, 2014
While this is a huge honor to have his number retired before his last game in Major League Baseball happens, the Yankees did the same with Mariano Rivera, so it isn't exactly unprecedented.
It just goes to show the kind of respect the Yankees have for Jeter, which is well-deserved.
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