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Derek Jeter To Retire after 2014 Season

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screen grab from Facebook
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has announced that he will retire after the 2014 season, the New York Daily News reported.

Jeter made the announcement on his Facebook page.

"Now is the time for the next chapter. I have new dreams and I want new challenges. There are many things I want to do in business and in philanthropic work, in addition to focusing more on my personal life and starting a family of my own," Jeter wrote.

"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," Jeter continued.

The Facebook post already had been liked thousands of times and fans were expressing their appreciation for Jeter's time as a Yankee: "Thank you for everything Derek it's been a pleasure being a fan of Yankees and following your career since 1996. Go out with a bank man!!" wrote Michael Powers.
Katie Ryan O'Connor February 12, 2014 at 02:47 PM
A class act all around.
FedUpRealist February 12, 2014 at 03:21 PM
He's realizing how hard it is - at his age- to overcome a significant injury...I also think he doesn't want to 'come out' while still wearing the pinstripes...
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Did Mariano Rivera retire? I don't remember seeing anything in the news about that.
Frank T February 12, 2014 at 05:52 PM
I guess he had to make the announcement before the season starts so he could get goody bags from all of the major league teams that he visits this year. Would be classy if he donated all that crap he doesn't need.
Dalton 22 February 12, 2014 at 06:49 PM
This is just as sad as when Steve bye bye balboni left the Yankees.
New York Patriot February 12, 2014 at 06:56 PM
Dear Dumb New Patch, This is a hyper-local publication. Sports and weather are not what we come to Patch for. Is this all we will get now that everyone is fired?
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 07:55 PM
My hope is that Jeter returns as Yankees skipper at the end of Gerardi's contract.
jerry February 12, 2014 at 08:55 PM
not many players who are like jeter. will be a sad day when he goes but new york was lucky to have such a well respected great player for all these years. great role model.
FedUpRealist February 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Clark W., why do all the sexy women break up with Jeter???...Is this gonna be his coming out year???
Ross Revira February 13, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Must be tough when you are rejected all the time, right Fedup.
Frank T February 13, 2014 at 09:50 AM
How the heck did I end up in Newcity? What is Newcity? What was wrong with Oldcity?
jeff meyer February 13, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Not only is Jeter a class act but he is certainly a first ballot HOF. With his 5 rings and 3,000 plus hits he has certainly placed his mark on the game. JM Tuckahoe, NY
Owen February 14, 2014 at 08:16 AM
good......
knee jerk February 15, 2014 at 08:02 PM
@FedUpRealist: How can you tell, the way he limply wears that one glove?
FedUpRealist February 15, 2014 at 08:27 PM
The long list of women who LEAVE HIM because he doesn't have a hard bat!!!
Frank T February 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM
I think Fedup has a man crush on Mr Jeter.
knee jerk February 16, 2014 at 01:03 PM
Just like every other Yankee fan.
Christopher Wendt February 20, 2014 at 07:12 AM
How is this sad, Kelly? Derek Jeter has has a 20-year career as an active Yankees player. Do you think he, or the Yankees, or we fans need to squeeze any more out of this...keep him playing until he really gets hurt? ...or has a really, really bad season?
knee jerk February 20, 2014 at 07:05 PM
That's right Chris W, if Jeter were a cop instead of a ballplayer he'd be ready for 20 years half pay retirement and if he hurt his "trigger finger" he'd get 3/4 tax free (all on the public dime).
knee jerk February 20, 2014 at 09:17 PM
@Kelly: They got old, except Alex, he found the "fountain of youth", or was that HGH?
Christopher Wendt February 21, 2014 at 07:27 AM
@ Kelly re: "...he is one of my favorite players!" Actually he may be you favorite player, and mine, too, but this was his decision, and we have to respect that. Players retiring, being traded, benched, injured, etc. that's all part of the game. These guys don't really "belong" to any of us fans.
FedUpRealist February 21, 2014 at 09:06 AM
He wants to come out of the closet yet not be a burden on his teammates...If he came out during the season, HE would get all the attention...He lopves his teammates and wants them to be the focus...He's just doing what's right by the Yankees...
Dick March 13, 2014 at 10:37 AM
WHY IS THIS POSTED ON THE EAST HAMPTON PATCH, THIS IS EAST HAMPTON NOT THE NEW YORK HARLEM BASEBALL TEAM, THIS DEGRADING ARTICLE MAKES ME SO ANGRY, I WANT TO THROW UP.
knee jerk March 13, 2014 at 11:04 AM
@ Dick: THIS WAS POSTED ON THE EAST HAMPTON PATCH AS FILL-IN BECAUSE LITTLE OR NOTHING OF NOTE HAPPENS THERE.
Frank T March 14, 2014 at 05:33 PM
You Dick!

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