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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2014 > January-April > Little League® Graduate, Derek Jeter, Announces His Retirement

Little League® Graduate, Derek Jeter, Announces His Retirement

Little League® Graduate, Derek Jeter, Announces His Retirement

Jeter 152 Little Leaguer® Derek Jeter in the mid-1980s.

Derek Jeter’s legacy is going to include being one of the best overall shortstops in Major League Baseball history, one of the best players in New York Yankees history and one of the finest graduates of Little League Baseball®.

The former Westwood Little Leaguer from Kalamzoo, Mich., Jeter announced his retirement on his Facebook page, on February 12. This year, 2014, will be his last in pinstripes.

“From the time I was a kid, my dream was always very vivid and it never changed: I was going to be a shortstop for the NY Yankees,” Jeter wrote in his statement. “It started as an empty canvas more than 20 years ago, and now that I look back at it, it’s almost complete. In a million years, I wouldn’t have believed just how beautiful it would become.”

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