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.
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.
4.) Jeter’s 3,000th Hit
The Captain goes yard for this career milestone.
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.
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.
1.) The Flip Play
Derek makes an amazingly clutch and important play in the 2001 playoffs.