Derek Jeter to Retire at End of 2014 Season

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Derek Jeter will soon have a lot more time on his hands to sleep with really gorgeous women:

The iconic Yankees shortstop has announced that 2014 will be his final season.

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Jeter has a lifetime batting average of .312 and has collected 3,316 career hits.

He seemed poised to challenge Pete Rose's record for most hits in a career until he broke his ankle in the 2012 American League Championship, missing nearly all of last season as a result.

The shortstop also has five World Series rings on his resume, along with a record .351 batting average in the Fall Classic.

He will be the second first ballot Hall of Famer to leave the game in as many seasons for the Yankees, following Mariano Rivera's retirement last year.

In a 15-paragraph message that started and ended by thanking his fans, Jeter broke this news via Facebook, writing:

"The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball."

Casey Close, Jeter's long-time agent, then confirmed the development to multiple outlets.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Derek Sanderson Jeter