New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season.
Jeter posted a long letter on his Facebook account Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his last year of playing professional baseball.
"For the last 20 years I've been completely focused on two goals; playing my best and helping the Yankees win. That means that for 365 days a year, my every thought and action were geared toward that goal," Jeter wrote. "It's now time for something new."
The 39-year-old Yankees captain missed much of last season because of injuries.
Going forward, he has philanthropic plans and wants to focus on his personal life. That includes starting a family.
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