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In this Sept. 11, 2009, photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter waves to the crowd after hitting a single to pass Lou Gehrig's all-time Yankees hit record.

Yankees’ Derek Jeter to retire after 2014 season

NEW YORK – 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.

The 39-year-old Yankees captain missed much of last season because of injuries.

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