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Derek Jeter On Becoming An Owner: ‘That’s The Next Goal’

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Derek Jeter, the shortstop. Derek Jeter, the consummate professional. Derek Jeter, the Yankees legend. Derek Jeter, the future Hall of Famer. Derek Jeter, the icon.

Derek Jeter, the owner?

We might be adding that to the list after the captain’s final season in pinstripes.

The 39-year-old has said in the past that he’d like to own a major-league team someday, and he reaffirmed his desire to pursue that goal on Sunday night at his Turn 2 Foundation dinner.

“That’s the next goal, buddy,” the five-time World Series champion told the New York Post’s Zach Braziller. “Calling the shots, not answering to someone, that’s what interests me. I’d like to think I would be a good one.”

Jeter, of course, played for arguably the most famous owner of all time in George Steinbrenner. But the 13-time All-Star said his style would differ from Steinbrenner’s.

“I’d probably be a little bit more behind the scenes than The Boss,” Jeter told the newspaper. “But I learned a lot of things from The Boss.”

Jeter, who said that he has no interest in managing, admitted that he hasn’t reached out to any owners about potential future purchases. But he plans to do so after the season, and will, predictably, limit his options to Major League Baseball and not go outside the sport.

Jeter is batting .273 with a homer and 11 RBIs in the last chapter of his storied career.

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