Derek Jeter Inducted Into Hall of Fame


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Justin Charlton, Staff

The New York Yankees iconic shortstop Derek Jeter has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, January 21st. The iconic shortstop was one vote shy of receiving a unanimous decision, done only once before, receiving 99.7% of the first-ballot votes. The Yankee great had many accolades to justify this almost unanimous decision. Jeter was drafted at the 6th pick of the 1992 MLB draft but didn’t play until 1995, where he only started 15 games. During the ‘96 season, Jeter won American League Rookie of the Year and his first of many World Series titles. Throughout his 20 year span, Jeter put up remarkable numbers, averaging .310 during his whole career and totaling 3,465 hits during his career moving him up to 6th of all time. The Hall of Famer was also a 14- time All-Star, 5-time golden glove winner, 5-time World Series Champion, and 2000 World Series MVP. Derek Jeter will go down as one of the greatest Yankee players of all time and possibly one of the greatest shortstops of all time.