Derek Jeter will be retiring at the end of the MLB season following a career that spanned 20 seasons.
The New York Yankees shortstop is one of the greatest players of his generation thanks to his commitment to the sport on and off the field.
The Captain — as many know him — will surely be a first-ballot Hall of Famer thanks to his impressive work ethic and charisma.
- “I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.”
- “My office is at Yankee Stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.”
- “If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.”
- “Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person.”
- “God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.”
- “I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots.”
- “You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun.”
- “I like to dance and sing when there’s no one around, but, if I’m out, I’m really shy about it. So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music.”
- “Obviously, you’re known for what you do. But you still want to be known as a good person. You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete.”
- “I think when things linger, that’s when they become a distraction. I don’t want any distractions.”
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