Derek Jeter Retiring: 2014 His Last Year Playing
Published By: Tara ClemFebruary 12, 2014
Yankee fans around the world never wanted to read this headline, Derek Jeter Retiring. Yes, it’s true. The famous Yankee captain and shortstop just announced it on Facebook. Get ready for another grand Yankees farewell tour.
Months after watching Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte hang up their spikes, Derek Jeter announced Wednesday on his Facebook page that 2014 will be his final season in baseball. With Derek Jeter Retiring, what does this mean for the Yankees?
Jeter posted a lengthy letter to fans on the social media site, informing the world that he plans to retire after the upcoming season.
Casey Close, Jeter’s long-time agent, confirmed in an e-mail to the Daily News that the post did indeed come from Jeter.
“Last year was a tough one for me,” Jeter wrote as part of the post. “As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle. The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward.
“So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100% sure.
“And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball.”
Jeter, who will turn 40 in June, has been the Yankees’ starting shortstop since 1996. He was named Captain by George Steinbrenner during the 2003 season, becoming one of the most iconic players in franchise history and the face of Major League Baseball.
So MLB Fans, what do you think of Derek Jeter Retiring? Now that Arod is out, is this good for the Yankees? With Derek Jeter retiring, alot of ladies will be fired up and cougars will be on the hunt in Tampa!