Posted on Feb 12, 2014

[Via NY Times] In a recent announcement via his facebook fan page, Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter declared his retirement from professional baseball following the 2014 season. Having won the world series five times, in addition to being a 13-time All-Star player, Jeter will leave the Yankees as their career hits leader with 3,316, breaking the 70-year-old record of Lou Gehrig in September of 2009.

The statement comes after a long battle over sports enhancing drug use and various allegations that followed. Jeter, who turns 40 in June, says he looks forward to change and a new life as a retiree.

 “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.”