Staff WriterWhat started as a dream for Derek Jeter over twenty years, ended up being his reality – playing shortstop for the New York Yankees. Jeter has played 17 professional MLB seasons, and he announced via Facebook that 2014 would be his last. Jeter is a five-time World Series champion, holds the Yankees record in hits, games played, stolen bases, and at bats. He’s won various awards, including the Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente awards, and is the MLB leader in hits made by a short stop. He’s also very proud to have been a Yankees team captain. In his Facebook post, Jeter thanked all the individuals, organizations, and the people of NY who have supported him while in the MLB. But, ultimately he has decided to retire because of the various injuries he’s sustained over the years, his most recent being a left ankle fracture in the 2013 season. Jeter wrote, “Now it is time for the next chapter. I have new dreams and aspirations, and I want new challenges. There are many things I want to do in business and philanthropic work… But before that, I want to soak in every moment of every day this year, so I can remember it for the rest of my life. And most importantly, I want to help the Yankees reach our goal of winning another championship.” The MLB Season begins on March 22.
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