Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees looks on from the on-deck circle in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2012 in Oakland, California.
Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees looks on from the on-deck circle in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2012 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson—Getty Images

Derek Jeter Will Retire After 2014 Season

Feb 12, 2014

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter announced on Facebook Wednesday that the 2014 MLB season will be his last. He wrote in a long post that he was grateful that he'd gotten to live his dream for the past 20 years.

"From the time I was a kid, my dream was always very vivid and it never changed: I was going to be the shortstop for the NY Yankees. It started as an empty canvas more than 20 years ago, and now that I look at it, it's almost complete," the famed shortstop wrote.

But, Jeter said, his injuries in the last year have taken a toll on his playing. He played only 17 major league games in the 2013 season after fracturing his left ankle.

"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," he wrote. At the end of the post, he hinted at future philanthropic and business plans.

Here's Derek Jeter's Facebook message:

Posted by Derek Jeter on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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