Today, Derek Jeter, my favorite baseball player of all time was officially voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Number 2, Derek Jeter, Number 2
Jeter transcended baseball from when he made his debut in 1995 and quickly became one of the best shortstops the game had ever seen. Incredible to watch for his entire career as a Yankee up until his final at bat in 2014, a walk off single to win his last game in 2014. 3,465 hits, 260 home runs, .310 batting average and 1,311 RBIs for his career. More importantly, five time World Series champion in the Bronx along with 14 All-Star Game appearances, a World Series MVP, AL Rookie of the Year, five time Golden Glove, five time Silver Slugger and two time AL Hank Aaron Award winner.
Derek Jeter, where fantasy becomes reality.
One vote short on being unanimously selected. One fucking asshole out of the 397 people that get to vote for who gets into Cooperstown every year didn’t think Jeter deserved to get in on his first year of eligibility. Fuck that guy. What a piece of shit. Derek was the greatest shortstop to ever play the game, and one guy prevented the first ballot hall of fame from being the second player ever to be unanimously voted into the hall of fame with his old teammate, Mariano Riviera.
Following the announcement of Jeter’s Hall of Fame selection, his former Core Four teammates and manager had some great words of congratulations to the Captain.
Congratulations Captain, welcome to Cooperstown. Already forever enshrined in Monument Park and now forever in the Hall of Fame. Thank you for all the amazing memories.