After 20 outstanding years as the shortstop of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter will be retiring. Announced Wednesday afternoon via his Facebook page (full letter below), Jeter will be retiring after the 2014 season. In the letter, he thanked everyone from The Boss and the Steinbrenner family to his friends, family, and of course the NY Yankees fans. He briefly reminisced about his most memorable moments like winning the World Series as a rookie shortstop and closing the old Yankee stadium and opening the new.
“I have achieved almost every personal and professional goal I have set,” Jeter said and went on to say, “Now it is time for the next chapter. I have new dreams and aspirations, and I want new challenges.” Derek hopes to take on new business endeavors, have a real summer vacation and focus more on his personal life to hopefully start a family of his own.
He’s not taking the foot off the pedal just yet though as his eyes are set on the 2014 season and one last quest to bring another World Series to the New York Yankees.