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Derek Jeter wants to own a baseball team

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Derek Jeter: star shortstop, Yankees captain and ... team owner?

In an interview last night on Barbara Walters' "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011," Jeter said that after he retires from the Yankees, someday wants to be a team's top dog.

"I would like to own a team. Yeah, I would like to be the one that calls all the shots. I would like to be like the Boss," Jeter told Walters, referring to the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

During the ABC special, Jeter, 37, whose father is black and mother is white, spoke to Walters about the racism he faced growing up in an interracial home.

"No question, you'd go places and get stares," Jeter said. "There are people who are uneducated in terms of different races ... [It] was painful, but it also taught me a lot."

The Yankees All-Star signed a three-year, $51 million extension last December, with an $8 million player option for a fourth year.


Follow reporter Tim Herrera on Twitter: @tim_herrera

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