9 Things Derek Jeter Said at His Retirement Press Conference

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New York Yankees, Derek Jeter

New York Yankees short stop and Hall-Of-Fame shoe-in Derek Jeter recently announced that he would be retiring after the 2014 MLB season. This past week, he held a press conference to talk about it, which was broadcast and streamed live by YES Televison. Here are nine things that stood out to us.

1. It was his idea to use Facebook, and he did, in fact, write the announcement

He said that he had tried to get hold of Hal Steinbrenner earlier in the week, but that he had initially been unable to. After reaching him again in the morning, Steinbrenner suggested that Jeets let the rest of the world know however he saw fit. Voilà, the Facebook message. Jeter had said earlier in the conference that he had, in fact, written the entire note himself, and that he “could have wrote three or four more pages.”

2. It was a well-covered event

3. Despite being a retirement press conference, Jeter was adamant that it wasn’t really a retirement press conference

“This isn’t a retirement press conference. I still have a season to play,” said Jeter, moments after expressing how hard it was to come to the stadium every day knowing he wasn’t going to play in 2013 (and, presumably, 2012.)

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