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Jeter to retire after 2014 season
New York Post ^ | 2/12/2014 | John DeMarzo

Posted on 02/12/2014 3:02:25 PM PST by NYRepublican72

The Captain says he is calling it a career.

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday afternoon that he will retire following the 2014 season — his 20th in the major leagues.

Jeter, who appeared in only 17 games last season due to an assortment of injuries, made the announcement on his Facebook page.

“I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; herpestree; searchmuch; yankees
One of baseball's greatest calling it a career. The end of an era.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 3:02:25 PM PST by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

He wants to spend more family time with his herpes.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 3:04:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NYRepublican72

20 years already? Wow. I remember when he was just a kid.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 3:07:48 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: NYRepublican72

Great player and pretty much stayed out of trouble.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 3:30:27 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NYRepublican72

Though I despise the Yankees...Jeter is an icon...

Kudo’s to him for a great career...


5 posted on 02/12/2014 3:33:20 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: NYRepublican72

I want Jeter to become the first player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame unanimously.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 3:38:07 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: NYRepublican72
With 3,316 hits, Jeter is 10th on the all-time list. He trails Carl Yastrzemski and Paul Molitor by three, Honus Wagner by six and is 19 back of Cap Anson, who is sixth on the list.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 3:41:25 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: RayChuang88

“I want Jeter to become the first player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame unanimously.”

I thought Nolan Ryan was already voted in unanimously. Or did one stinking writer somewhere vote against him because he didn’t play for the Yankees?


8 posted on 02/12/2014 3:43:38 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao
Nolan missed it by 6 votes

Hall of Fame

9 posted on 02/12/2014 3:52:04 PM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: RayChuang88
I want Jeter to become the first player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame unanimously.

I'd like to see Jeter be the second one, after Mariano Rivera.

10 posted on 02/12/2014 3:54:40 PM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: NYRepublican72

Guess he’ll get to spend more time in the new house he built in Tampa


11 posted on 02/12/2014 4:06:50 PM PST by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: Fai Mao

Imagine that. Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver getting more votes than Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth. Put that one in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 4:08:02 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: Secret Agent Man

Why do you do that?


13 posted on 02/12/2014 4:09:15 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

?!?

the guy spreads it around like it’s no big deal.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 5:13:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Fai Mao

FROM WIKIPEDIA: Seaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 7, 1992. He received the highest-ever percentage of votes with 98.84% (on 425 of 430 ballots), higher than Nolan Ryan’s 98.79% (491 of 497), and Ty Cobb’s 98.23% (222 of 226). Three of the five ballots that had omitted Seaver were blank, cast by writers protesting the Hall’s decision to make Pete Rose ineligible for consideration. One ballot was sent by a writer who was recovering from open-heart surgery and failed to notice Seaver’s name. The fifth “no” vote was cast by a writer who said he never voted for any player in their first year of eligibility.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 5:26:53 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Secret Agent Man

Did he at least send you some roses?


16 posted on 02/12/2014 5:27:04 PM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: NKP_Vet

My Grandfather was around during Cobb’s and Ruth’s day. Many sportswriters of that era NEVER voted for a guy, the first few times he was eligible. It was also a popularity contest, as well. I can understand Cobb, he had a mean streak; Ruth, on the other hand, was beloved.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:30:20 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Benito Cereno

no, did your mom get some?


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:32:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jttpwalsh

Cobb hated Ruth because the fans liked him more than they liked Cobb. Cobb was a great player, but had a chip on his shoulder and had a hard time getting along with anyone.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:36:02 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: NKP_Vet

That sums up my Grandfather’s opinion, as well. Sliding high into 2nd with sharpened spikes didn’t endear Cobb to many fans, either. In fairness, there weren’t a whole lot of jobs out there paying well, and players weren’t known to help each other out, as they do, now - the man you gave a tip to this season could have your job, next year.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:42:11 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: NYRepublican72

An end of an era. I wonder how many of those 3316 hits so far were the inside out deal to right, just awesome.

Freegards


21 posted on 02/12/2014 5:45:10 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Secret Agent Man

Of course, I’m a gentleman.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:47:15 PM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: NYRepublican72
I'm happy for him. He'll be able to get on with his other pursuits...


23 posted on 02/12/2014 6:43:33 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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