Breaking: Derek Jeter’s 2014 season will be his last

The Yankees shortstop announced today on his Facebook page that he will retire from professional baseball after the 2014 season

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter Photograph: courtesy New York Yankees. All rights reserved.

After 20 seasons with the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter announced today that the 2014 season will be his last. The shocking announcement came via the baseball player's Facebook page. The shortstop has had a star-studded career free of scandal: He is a 13-time All-Star, has won five World Series rings and—with 3,316 hits to date—holds tenth place on the all-time list.

Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium will be September 25, and his last game ever will be just three days later on September 28 at Fenway Park (unless the Yankees make it to the playoffs).

"I’ve experienced so many defining moments in my career: winning the World Series as a rookie shortstop, being named the Yankees captain, closing the old and opening the new Yankee Stadium," said Jeter in his Facebook statement. "Through it all I’ve never stopped chasing the next one. I want to finally stop the chase and take in the world."

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