Not every athlete gets a yearlong retirement tour as New York Yankees star reliever Mariano Rivera got last year and longtime shortstop and team captain Derek Jeter has had
this year. While most athletes also don't enjoy the career longevity those two had, many have given their fans plenty of thrills over the years and deserve some recognition as they move out of the sport they became famous playing and onto the next phase of life.
Here are seven athletes not named Derek Jeter who announced their retirements in 2014:
7 Top Athletes Not Named Derek Jeter Who Are Retiring in 2014