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Derek Jeter Announces Retirement on Facebook

New York Yankee Shortstop Derek Jeter has announced on in a 15-paragraph note on Facebook that this 2014 season will be his last.  “The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball.”

New York Yankees Derek Jeter Announce Retirement
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The Yankee captain played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees during their success of the late 1990s and early 2000s due to his hitting ability, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits (3,316), games played (2,602), stolen bases (348), and at bats (10,614). His accolades include thirteen All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter is the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop, and the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits

 

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