“The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,” the longtime New York Yankees shortstop and captain said in a 15-paragraph note on the social media site.
Jeter called Hal Steinbrenner on Wednesday morning to inform him of his plan to retire. The Yankees owner kept the news quiet, team president Randy Levine told ESPNNewYork.com.
“Derek called me this morning to tell me that he planned to retire following the season,” Steinbrenner said in a statement. “In our conversation, I told him that I respected his decision because I know he put a lot of thought into it. I also let him know that I thought it was great that he was letting fans know now so they will have a chance to say goodbye to him.”
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