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Derek Jeter says '14 will be last year

Updated: February 13, 2014, 9:11 AM ET
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Derek Jeter announced Wednesday on Facebook that the 2014 season will be his last.

"The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball," the longtime New York Yankees shortstop and captain said in a 15-paragraph note on the social media site.

Jeter called Hal Steinbrenner on Wednesday morning to inform him of his plan to retire. The Yankees' owner kept the news quiet, team president Randy Levine told ESPNNewYork.com.

"Derek called me this ...

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