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What Had Happened Was: 5/9/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

O, Captain! My captain!

For New York Yankees fans, the former “Captain” is returning to the Bronx, New York, this weekend to receive a commemorative plaque from the organization he spent 20 seasons with and to see his famous No. 2 jersey retired.

Derek Jeter, owner of The Players’ Tribune and potential future owner of the Miami Marlins, was the 1996 American League Rookie of the Year, a 14-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove winner and the franchise’s all-time leader in hits, doubles, stolen bases and games played. He helped the Yankees win five World Series from 1995 to 2014.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

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TOP THREE TWEETS

1. THIS IS FIRE

2. ME, MYSELF AND I FUNCTIONING

3. WHY YOU BRINGING UP THE PAST?

ICYMI

https://twitter.com/MadamMelanin/status/861607620913790981

PICTURE-PERFECT

https://twitter.com/idkserg/status/861292657192181760

Liner Notes

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated Derek Jeter was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1995.

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.