MLB great Derek Jeter announced Monday that he has stepped down as CEO of the Miami Marlins and will relinquish his ownership stake in the team.
The Hall of Famer released a statement Monday:
“We had a vision five years ago to turn the Marlins franchise around, and as CEO, I have been proud to put my name and reputation on the line to make our plan a reality. That said, the vision for the future of our franchise is different than the one I signed up to lead. Now is the right time for me to step aside as a new season begins.”
Jeter was the CEO and part owner of the Marlins since September of 2017 and did an impressive job with the group.
Under Jeter, the Marlins lost 98 and 105 games in their first two seasons before a surprise second-place finish in the shortened 2020 season.
However, the team declined in 2021, losing 95 games and finishing 21 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said, “Derek is a pillar of our game and we look forward to his future contributions to baseball.”
Jeter’s long list of achievements and accolades as a Hall of Fame player can be found below from Wikipedia:
- 14× All-Star (1998–2002, 2004, 2006–2012, 2014)
- 5× World Series champion (1996, 1998–2000, 2009)
- World Series MVP (2000)
- AL Rookie of the Year (1996)
- 5× Gold Glove Award (2004–2006, 2009–2010)
- 5× Silver Slugger Award (2006–2009, 2012)
- 2× AL Hank Aaron Award (2006, 2009)
- Roberto Clemente Award (2009)
- New York Yankees captain (2003–2014)
- New York Yankees No. 2 retired
- Monument Park honoree
- 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee (First Ballot 99.75%)
He earned $266,315,981 in MLB contracts across 20 seasons all spent as a member of the New York Yankees.
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