Derek Jeter Ending MLB Career in 2014

Posted Wednesday February 12, 2014 3:46 PM GMT

After a tremendous career with the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter announced on Wednesday (February 12) that the upcoming season will be his last.

The seasoned shortstop took to his Facebook fan page to share the news, explaining that after only playing 17 games in the 2013 season due to a broken ankle he made the decision to retire.

"So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last," Jeter wrote. "As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100% sure."

The 39-year-old continued, "I will remember it all: the cheers, the boos, every win, all the plane trips, the bus rides, the clubhouses, the walks through the tunnel and every drive to and from the Bronx."

Derek enters the final season of his career with 3,316 hits, which is the 10th all-time record. In 1996, he was the American League Rookie of the Year and went on to win five World Series championships with the Yanks.

Check out his entire Facebook post here.

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