The retired life of Derek Jeter

It’s been three years since we embarked on the post-Derek Jeter era of Major League Baseball. The Yankees legend announced his retirement ahead of the 2014 season, and on September 28, 2014 he said his final farewell to the game, not-so-fittingly in the home of the Bronx Bombers’ greatest rival, the Boston Red Sox. He finished his career, all with the Yankees, with 1923 runs, 3465 hits and .301/.377/.440 over 20 seasons.
Derek Jeter spent his entire adult life playing baseball. So now what? What does a legend do when he pulls his glove off, places his bat in its spot and walks out of the locker room one final time? Well, at first he didn’t do much involving baseball at all, but it seems Jeter has found plenty to keep himself entertained over the last few years and his retirement life is just as fulfilling as his playing days.

The five-time World Series champion, five-time Silver Slugger and five-time Gold Glove winner left the game, but built the foundations of an empire of his own. Jeter founded an online media platform as well as a publishing company that already yielded several books with his name on the front. Not to mention that he became the co-owner of the Miami Marlins, and is now learning to deal with the other side of the game, one that involves a ton more meetings and can easily leave fans frustrated.
Away from his business-life, Mr. October is building a family. Once the most eligible bachelor from New York to Miami, Derek Jeter finally settled down, he’s going on talk shows and seems to be enjoying his post-playing life. And who can blame him? We’d love to have some extra time to work on our golf swings as well.
So what exactly has Jeter been up to?
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The post-playing life is not easy. Jeter himself said it took him a while to be able to watch the game, because he needed “to get away from it.” During his first year away, he only visited his home of 20 years, the Bronx, twice. Once to honor Bernie Williams, the other Andy Pettitte when both of them had their numbers retired. Eventually he did start watching again, telling Seth Meyers he had ownership aspirations.

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