Derek Jeter Retires after Legendary Career

Posted on November 4, 2014 by


After twenty seasons, Derek Jeter thought it was time to retire. He is one the best to ever play the game. Jeter was always humble throughout his career. Before this season, he posted on Facebook that he was to retire at the end of the season. Jeter had a press conference a couple days later after this post, not showing any emotion at the press conference and wrapping up every question with “I still have a season to play.”

Jeter ended the season batting .256, with 149 hits, 4 homeruns, and 47 runs scored. Jeter joined the 3,000 hit list last year with a special homerun.

“I hate the Yankees, but I tell you: that Jeter is easily one of the best to play the game,” senior Tyler Emge said.

Jeter made the decision to retire because he wants to start a family and extend his business career. His age is also a factor as Jeter says he cannot move the way he used to be able to do. The shortstop also said he left because some of his longtime-teammates were leaving.

“I don’t think anyone likes the Yankees, but Jeter is one of my favorite players. The guy has so much class,” senior Matt Hook said.

In Jeter’s last home game of his career, he hit a walk-off single. Jeter has always been clutch, helping the Yankees win five World Series. The next three games were away for the Yankees at Fenway Park. Jeter showed a lot of emotion after the home victory win. Walking over to shortstop where he played twenty seasons for the Yankees, he bowed down. Jeter told the press that he was not going to play shortstop for his last three games. He wanted his last memories to be at Yankee Stadium. Jeter was a designated hitter in his last games.

Jeter’s last words when asked what was the most important to him were as follows: “The thing that means the most to me is to be remembered as a Yankee.”

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