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The moments that define Derek Jeter

As his No. 2 is retired by the Yankees, we relive the sights and sounds of nine iconic plays -- and one historic Yankee Stadium speech -- that helped cement The Captain's legacy.

Years after his death, legendary PA announcer Bob Sheppard's voice -- The Voice of God, as it is known in the Bronx -- still could be heard at Yankee Stadium, a taped introduction that played a handful of times each home game:

"Now batting for the Yankees ... No. 2 ... Derek ... Jeter ... No. 2."

For two decades, those words preceded a host of iconic moments at the plate. Jeter won five World Series rings in his surefire Hall of Fame career. He smacked 3,465 career hits. And on Sunday -- Mother's Day -- he will have his number retired by the New York Yankees.

And while those titles and statistics are impressive, it's those iconic moments -- not only at bat, but in the field and even in front of a microphone -- that tell the full story of The Captain.

Here are 10 of those moments, along with the other voices -- the radio and television play-by-play calls -- that added an exclamation point to so many of Sheppard's opening statements.

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The Jeffrey Maier home run

Yankees vs. Orioles AL Championship Series Game 1 Oct. 9, 1996

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The Subway Series leadoff

Yankees at Mets World Series Game 4 Oct. 25, 2000

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The flip

Yankees at Athletics AL Division Series Game 3 Oct. 13, 2001

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The Mr. November home run

Yankees vs. Diamondbacks World Series Game 4 Nov. 1, 2001

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The dive

Yankees vs. Red Sox July 1, 2004

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The stadium farewell

Yankees vs. Orioles Final game at old Yankee Stadium Sept. 21, 2008

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The Yankees' hit king

Yankees vs. Orioles Sept. 11, 2009

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The fifth ring

Yankees vs. Phillies World Series Game 6 Nov. 4, 2009

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The 3,000th hit

Yankees vs. Rays July 9, 2011

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The grand finale

Yankees vs. Orioles Sept. 25, 2014

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