Jeter To Play His Final Season
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
It's the end of an era in the Bronx.
Yankees Captain Derek Jeter has announced the upcoming baseball season will be his last. In a post on his Facebook page, the shortstop, 39, said he is 100 percent sure of his decision, especially after enduring a tough 2013 season during which he battled a recurring ankle injury.
Over the course of a 19-year career, all with the Yankees, Jeter has become one of the most beloved athletes in New York City's history. In the time he's been with the Yankees, the team has enjoyed an astonishing run of success: 5 World Series titles, 8 pennants and 17 playoff appearances.
In this interview, Steven Goldman, who spent more than a decade as the founding editor of the blog Pinstriped Bible and is now the baseball editor at sbnation.com, talks about how vital Jeter was to the team's success.
"He's easily the greatest shortstop in Yankees history," Goldman said. "They never really had that all-around guy."