The Yankees will honor 1B Mark Teixeira in a pregame ceremony on Sunday, October 2, the team announced on Monday.
Teixeira joined the Yankees prior to the 2009 season, signing an eight-year deal worth $180 million. The first baseman finished second in the AL MVP voting that year, hitting .292 with an AL leading 39 HRs and 122 RBIs. He was awarded both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for the AL first basemen, while helping lead the Yankees to a World Series Championship.
The Yankees and Teixeira announced the first baseman's upcoming retirement at the end of the season in a press conference on August 5.
In 2016, the 36-year old Teixeira is batting .198 with 12 HRs and 37 RBIs.