"I had the pleasure of playing against and with Derek," the statement read. "As his teammate in 2004, I had the privilege of seeing his leadership and professionalism manifest itself daily. A champion on and off the field, Derek's impact cannot be understated."
In his Facebook post, Jeter thanked "The Boss [George Steinbrenner], the Steinbrenner family, the entire Yankees organization" as well as managers, coaches, teammates, friends, family and the fans.
"I will remember it all: the cheers, the boos, every win, every loss, all the plane trips, the bus rides, the clubhouses, the walks through the tunnel and every drive to and from the Bronx," the post read. "I have achieved almost every personal and professional goal I have set. I have gotten the very most out of my life playing baseball, and I have absolutely no regrets."
Jeter's final series as a Yankee is set to be Sept. 26-28 at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. And within minutes of Wednesday's announcement, ticket prices started soaring on the Web.
Ticket aggregator TiqIQ said the cheapest seat for Jeter's scheduled final game at about 2 p.m. ET, before Jeter's announcement was posted, was $26. An hour later, the site didn't have anything for less than $200.
Jim Holzman, CEO and president of Boston-based Ace Tickets, the largest broker in town, saw an uptick as well. Ace raised the prices for a bleacher seat from $129 to $149. A field-box seat jumped from $275 to $349.
As of 5:30 p.m. ET, the average ticket price for Jeter's last game was $1,153.01, up 278.2 percent from 2 p.m. ET.
"This last Jeter game is now a tougher ticket than the Opening Day ring ceremony," Holzman said. "Now that's a story."
Information from ESPN.com's Darren Rovell and ESPN's Willie Weinbaum is included in this report.