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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter waves as he is introduced during a ceremony honoring the '96 Yankee championship before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays inning of a game at Yankee Stadium on August 13, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by John Munson-Pool/Getty Images)

The Yankees’ legendary shortstop, Derek Jeter, has officially been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jeter received an incredible 396 out of 397 votes for a 99.7% induction…the second-highest percentage of all-time (only behind Jeter’s former team-mate, Mariano Rivera, who was unanimous).

Let’s look at the stats…

…Jeter won the American League Rookie of the Year in 1996.

He made it to FOURTEEN All Star teams.

He’s the only player in MLB history to win the World Series MVP and All Star MVP in the same season (2000).

He’s a five-time World Series Champion…a five-time Gold Glove winner…and a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

Jeter has a career batting average of .309…and is currently SIXTH on the all-time hits list in MLB history.

And Jeter was one of the most clutch players ever…he has an amazing career average of .321 in the World Series.

I’ll say it…Derek Jeter is THE GREATEST shortstop of all time.

Congrats, Captain!

Now check out Derek Jeter’s Top 5 Moments Ever list!

– East Side Dave

 

5.) Jeter’s Final Yankee Stadium At-Bat

In his final plate appearance in front of the Yankee faithful, Jeter brings one more magical moment.

BAL@NYY: Experience Jeter's final Stadium at-bat

9/15/14: Experience Derek Jeter's final Yankee Stadium at-bat from moment he is introduced, to his walk-off hit and his final exit Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: http://youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H.

 

4.) Jeter’s 3,000th Hit

The Captain goes yard for this career milestone.

Jeter picks up hit No. 3,000, goes 5-for-5

7/9/11: Derek Jeter picks up his 3,000th hit on a homer, going 5-for-5 with two RBIs and a stolen base Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: http://youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H.

 

3.) Jeter Breaks His Face To Beat The Red Sox

Jeter sails into the stands (and the metal chairs) to catch this ball in a pivotal play against the rival Red Sox.

"The Dive", Derek Jeter goes into the stands for an amazing catch

7/1/04: Yankees. Red Sox. Derek Jeter dives into the stands for an unbelievable catch. Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: http://youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H.

 

2.) Jeter Walks Off In The World Series

It’s the origin story of “Mr. November” as the clock struck midnight on October 31st and the Arizona Diamondbacks…as El Capitan slugged a walkoff homer in Game 4 of the Series.

2001 WS Gm4: Jeter walks off after nine-pitch at-bat

10/31/01: Yankees radio announcers John Sterling and Michael Kay call the full nine-pitch AB of Derek Jeter's "Mr. November" walk-off shot Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: http://youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H.

1.) The Flip Play

Derek makes an amazingly clutch and important play in the 2001 playoffs.

Must C Classic: Jeter nabs Giambi at the plate with iconic flip in ALDS

Derek Jeter makes an unbelievable flip to Jorge Posada for the out at the plate to preserve the Yankees' 1-0 lead in Game 3 of the ALDS Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H.

 

 

"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race.