Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame moment is finally here

Yankees fans knew this day was inevitable, but that fact does not mean that we are not emotional over the fact that it's arrived. 

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An event delayed by more than 14 months due to the pandemic, Derek Jeter will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame alongside the Rockies' Larry Walker, Ted Simmons of both the Cardinals and the Brewers and Marvin Miller, a labor leader who forged the MLB Players' Association. 

Yankees faithful can watch the induction ceremony today, Wednesday September 8th, at 1:30pm EST on MLB Network, or live stream it on fuboTV. 

Heading into the HOF, Jeter's storied career earned him 99.7 percent of the vote of the BBWAA when selecting the 2020 class.  His lifetime achievements include being named to the All-Star team 14 times, five Silver Sluggers, five Gold Gloves, a World Series MVP designation and an All-Star game MVP designation.  

After recording his historic 3,000th career hit in 2011 (a milestone I will never stop bragging about witnessing in-person) Jeter logged 3,465 all-time career hits, which ranks at sixth all-time.  His lifetime batting average comes in at .310. 

The Yankees paid tribute to Jeter with a video that only the Yankees could produce: 


 

Article by: Mary Grace Donaldson
 

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