Oh Captain, My Captain! Derek Jeter Announces 2014 Will Be His Last Season

Oh Captain, My Captain! Derek Jeter Announces 2014 Will Be His Last Season
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Every year it seems like more and more of my childhood heroes are retiring. Gary Payton, Randy Johnson, Tracy McGrady and now, Derek Jeter.

We have grown up with this generation of larger than life athletes. All over the sports world, players are setting new records for career longevity. Jeter was drafted in 1992 (same year as Shaq) and played his whole career with the New York Yankees, becoming an iconic face of one of sports most famous franchises.

When I was a kid in the 90s, I thought it was a rule that the Atlanta Braves had to play the New York Yankees in the World Series every year. The triumvirate of Alex Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra and Jeter were the young guns destined to rule the MLB forever.

As I’ve gotten older I’ve grown away from baseball, but when Jeter retires to pursue other, ahem, passions, I will celebrate what he represents as a class act, elite athlete and a piece of my childhood.


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