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Derek Jeter: 'I've had a blast'

Retiring New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter "had a blast" during his MLB career, which came to an end on Sunday.

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Jeter had his 3,465th and final hit before exiting the Yankees' 9-5 win over the Boston Red Sox in the third inning.

The 40-year-old said he had been lucky to have such an illustrious career, which included five World Series and being a five-time All-Star.

"I've had a blast," Jeter said.

"Listen, I got 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, but I've had fun. There isn't a thing that I would change."

Jeter singled in the third inning to score Ichiro Suzuki before looking to the dugout and bringing an end to his career.

He said a home run would have been an ideal way to finish his career, but was happy to just have a hit.

"I would have loved to hit a home run like everyone else, but getting hits is not easy to do," Jeter said.

"I don't care how far it goes, where it goes. I have no ego when it comes to hits. It's either a hit or an out. I've gotten a lot of hits like that throughout my career, and they all count the same."

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