A photo of Derek Jeter and Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier when he was 12 years old. (Courtesy MLB Fan Cave)
Derek Jeter announced he was retiring after the 2014 season, and he had what you could call a full career.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday that he will retire after the 2014 season, and he has had such a long and full career that current MLB players like Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier will remember idolizing him as a kid.
MLB Fan Cave dug up a nostalgic photo of a 12-year-old Frazier standing on the field in New York with the then 23-year-old Jeter in 1998.
Frazier, now 28 (His birthday is Feb. 12!), isn't exactly a rookie, but started his road to the majors that year when his Toms River, NJ little league team won the Little League World Series.
The Yankees vet probably took a hint from this photo that it was time to move on.
After all, Frazier has come a long way from the 5-foot-2-inch, 104 pound kid he was then (He is now listed at 6 feet 3 inches, 220 pounds. My, how they grow up fast!).