Derek Jeter - A Legend's Last SeasonDerek Jeter is used to making headlines every season, but it seems like Jeter will be the headline of 2014 after he announced his plans to make this season his last.
As Jeter enters his final season, his career stats are impressive to say the least, with 3,316 hits – making him the one and only of the Yankees' greats to break the 3,000-hit barrier in the Yankee pinstripes – along with five World Series rings, the 1996 AL Rookie of the Year title and 14 All-Star selections. Jeter's 20 year career with the iconic New York Yankees solidified his spot in MLB history as one of the most influential and upstanding players in the league.
Jeter's retirement also ends the era of the Yankees' Core Four, with all four of the power players retiring in the Yankees uniform. His absence will long be felt on the field at Yankee Stadium, but his skills and dedication will be remembered long after he's gone. Yankees fans and baseball fans of all teams are anxiously waiting to see how the final games of #2's tremendous career play out. Appropriately enough, Derek Jeter's final regular season game will be on September 28 against the Yankees' greatest rival, the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. His final goodbye at home will against the Baltimore Orioles on September 25.