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Derek Jeter retirement: Yankees shortstop to visit Miller Park in May

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One of the longest tenured players in MLB will swing through Milwaukee on his 2014 farewell tour.

Tim Boyles

The big news around baseball today comes from New York, where longtime Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced he plans to retire following the 2014 season. Jeter has played in 2602 games over 19 MLB seasons and is baseball's active career leader with 3316 hits. He was limited to just 17 games in 2013, though.

As it turns out, Jeter's farewell tour will swing through Milwaukee early in the 2014 season as the Yankees visit Miller Park for an interleague series on May 9-11. The final game of that series is Kyle Lohse Bobblehead Day, but now it will also be Jeter's final game in Milwaukee.

This will be just the second time Jeter has played at Miller Park, and the first since the Yankees came to Milwaukee in 2005. The Brewers and Yankees last played in New York in 2011, and have met in interleague play just twice since the Brewers moved to the NL following the 1997 season.

Jeter faced the Brewers 13 times at Milwaukee County Stadium before the league switch, batting .383/.420/.468 over 51 plate appearances. He's appeared in at least one MLB game in 41 different stadiums.