The Captain finally gets his pass to Cooperstown today! YES!
Derek Jeter (along with Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller) will get inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame today…making it a very special day for Yankee fans everywhere.
Jeter’s career is simply amazing. And there’s almost too many accomplishments to list. But here are a few highlights when it comes to this all-time Yankee and one of the greatest shortstops ever.
Jeter was a fourteen-time All Star and five-time World Series Champion. He was American League Rookie of the Year in 1996. Jeter is also a five-time Gold Glove winner.
Derek has 3,465 career hits…putting him sixth all time in MLB history. Keep this in mind…Google says that there have been over 18,000 players in Major League history…and Jeter has more hits than all but five of them. That’s insane.
Jeter is the ONLY player in MLB history to win the All Star Game MVP and World Series MVP in the same year (2000). He’s also a five-time Silver Slugger winner and a two-time American League Hank Aaron Award-winner (given to the top hitter in each league, as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media).
Oh, and guess what? Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey!
What a truly remarkable career! Congrats, Derek, on this great day (the ceremony is scheduled to begin around 1:30). Scroll down for a few excellent Jeter highlights throughout the years!
– East Side Dave