“Now batting for the Yankees. No.2, Deter Jeter. No. 2.” Tonight, the late Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard’s booming voice will introduce beloved shortstop Derek Jeter to the mound in NY for the very last time. As a Yankees fan since birth, this day was inevitable, yet one I still didn’t see coming so soon. The 1996 Yankees-era was the stuff of legends. My high school years were based on Yankees World Series wins under the Core Four: Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte.