Derek Jeter is going to be a dad.
In a post published to The Players' Tribune, Jeter's wife Hannah wrote that she and the legendary Yankees shortstop are expecting their first child, a girl.
From the essay:
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On May 14, the Yankees will retire Derek's number. It's a significant moment, and one that's had me thinking a lot about the end of his playing career -- those last two years for him as a player, that also happened to be the first two years for us as a couple. Big moments have a funny way of doing that, I think -- of getting you to look over your shoulder and reflect.
Big moments also have a funny way of making you look ahead.
Now, pregnant with our first child, Derek and I are looking to the future.
Hannah Jeter also writes that Derek has decided on a name for the baby girl, but she isn't so sure yet. "Whatever her name is, I know she'll run circles around him," she writes.
As for whether their children will one day play baseball? "Well, we're gonna have a little talk first."
You can read the entire essay over at The Players' Tribune.