Jeter and The Boss delivered titles

Yankees captain said Steinbrenner was more than an owner -- he was his friend

Updated: July 17, 2010, 6:28 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter might wear No. 2 on his jersey.

But in the late George Steinbrenner's eyes, Jeter was clearly the favorite.

Maybe that's why Jeter was so emotional about Friday night's pregame ceremony after the Yankees' dramatic, 5-4, come-from-behind win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.

"I thought it was wonderful. It's an honor to be a part of it," Jeter said of the pregame ceremony. "I can see some people, ...

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