Derek Jeter to retire after 2014
The Yankees legend, who will turn 40 in June, announces he's hanging up the spikes
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter announced on Wednesday that he will retire after the 2014 season.
The 39-year-old shortstop, who has played his entire career in pinstripes, said in a statement on Facebook that he began thinking about retirement last year, but held off on a final decision until he was positive it was what he wanted.
"I could not be more sure," he wrote. "I know it in my heart."
The thirteen-time All-Star, who ranks tenth all-time in hits, helped lead the Yankees to five World Series titles in his career. But age and injuries finally caught up to Jeter, limiting him to just 17 games last year.
Even as a Red Sox fan, it will be weird to see him go.
So farewell, Jeter. We'll never forget you, nor your jump throw.