A photo of Derek Jeter and Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier when he was 12 years old. (Courtesy MLB Fan Cave)
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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!).

 

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