Derek Jeter Says This Season Will Be His Last

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Shortstop Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees makes a throw to first base to get Jeff Keppinger #7 of the Chicago White Sox to end the first inning in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on September 4, 2013

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Derek Jeter announced this afternoon that he'll call it a professional career at the end of this upcoming season. Here's the hard-to-read, text-filled image the Yankees great posted to his Facebook account to prove it:

You can click on the image for a (slightly) larger version. But a snippet: “I’ve experienced so many defining moments in my career: winning the World Series as a rookie shortstop, being named the Yankees captain, closing the old and opening the new Yankee Stadium. Through it all I’ve never stopped chasing the next one. I want to finally stop the chase and take in the world.”

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