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The Yankees have another high-profile retirement party to plan.
Shortstop Derek Jeter, one of the most iconic players in the rich history of both the Yankees and Major League Baseball, announced Wednesday via his Facebook page that he will end his playing career after this season.
“The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,” wrote the Yankees captain, who will follow Mariano Rivera into retirement a year after the legendary closer ended his 19-year playing career.
All in all, it will make for a 20-year Major League career that has included five World Series titles, 13 All-Star team selections, five Silver Sluggers and five Gold Gloves and a number of remarkable achievements.
“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-percent sure.
“And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart.”