After hearing Fenway Park filled with chants of his name and picking up an RBI infield single in his final career at-bat, Derek Jeter removed his No. 2 Yankee uniform for the final time without any regrets. "I felt like the time was right," said Jeter, dressed in a lavender tie and a blue suit during his postgame news conference. Jeter, 40, removed himself following his third-inning RBI chopped single to third in the Yankees' 9-5 victory over the Red Sox.
It was the 3,465th hit of his career, which is the sixth-most in baseball history. He finished his career with a batting average of .310. He was a part of five Yankee championship teams.
Jeter, who grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, dreaming of being the Yankees' shortstop, said he would not change even one aspect of his career, describing his two decades with the Yankees simply as "fun." "I had a blast," said Jeter, who was named the Yankee captain in 2003. "Listen, I had an opportunity to do what I wanted to do, the only thing that I ever wanted to do. I know that not a lot of people can say that. I've been fortunate. I've had fun. There is not a thing I would change."