New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season. He made the announcement on his official Facebook page

The 39-year-old said: "And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball."

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is the Yankees' all-time leader in games played, hits, stolen bases and at bats. reports that in 19 seasons, he notched 13 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove awards and became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits.