Derek Jeter retirement: Here’s his letter explaining his departure after this season

Derek Jeter retirement: Here’s his letter explaining his departure after this season

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You either hate the New York Yankees, of you love the New York Yankees.

But no matter which side you take, you have to have respect and admiration for Derek Jeter.

Jeter, who played in only 17 games last season, announced today on his Facebook page that he will retire following the 2014 season. At the end of this season Jeter, who is 39, will have put in 17 years with the Yankees.

If you thought theĀ Mariano Rivera farewell tour was insane, wait until we see the one this year for the captain.

Here’s Jeter’s letter, which was postedĀ to his Facebook page:

 

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