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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter broke hearts across the nation Wednesday when he announced that he will retire after the 2014 season. The news sent ticket prices soaring, and elicited touching responses from some of baseball's best.

When asked about Jeter Thursday, Angels slugger Albert Pujols paid Jeter a compliment of the highest order.

"Only Jesus is perfect, but he's pretty close to that guy," Pujols said.

We hope that quote goes on Jeter's plaque in Cooperstown.