Wright reacts to Jeter retirement

February, 12, 2014
Feb 12
4:19
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- David Wright offered this reaction upon learning Derek Jeter plans to retire after the 2014 season:

“I was fortunate as a young player in this town to be able to watch how Derek Jeter conducted himself on and off the field," Wright said. "I had the privilege to call Derek a teammate during the World Baseball Classic and got to see firsthand, how to lead by example. I've always been a big Derek Jeter fan for what he has done on the baseball field. I became an even bigger fan after getting to know Derek and learning there is more to this game than what goes on between the lines. Excluding the Subway Series, I wish him all the best in his final season.”
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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