Derek Jeter has had enough.In an announcement made through his Facebook page, Jeter announced that 2014 would be his final season.
“I have achieved almost every personal and professional goal I have set,” Jeter said as part of his statement on Facebook. “I have gotten the very most out of my life playing baseball, and I have absolutely no regrets. Now it is time for a new chapter.”
Jeter attributed the broken ankle injury he suffered in the 2012 ALCS to his decision. He was limited to just 17 games last season after suffering multiple setbacks in his recovery.
Jeter, who is the longest tenured captain in Yankees history will go down as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.
Some of his career accomplishments include winning 5-World Series and making 13 all-star games. He is also the all-time post-season leader in hits, games played, extra-base hits, and runs scored.
His final regular season Yankee Stadium appearance will take place on September 25th against the Orioles, and his final regular season game will take place against the Red Sox three days later at Fenway Park.