Yankee Legend Inducted into Hall of Fame


Thomas Finch, Staff Writer

Derek Jeter, the life-long shortstop and captain of the New York Yankees was recently inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame class. Jeter had quite a memorable 20 year career with New York and will be forever be loved by the fans. 

Jeter has a remarkable resume to back his Hall of Fame induction. A lifetime batting average of .310 and an on base percentage of .377 to go along with a whopping 3465 hits which sits him at 6th on the all time hit list. Jeter has a career WAR of 72.4 and an .817 OPS. Jeter also had a slugging percentage of  .440 with 260 career home runs and 1,311 RBIs. Derek Jeter also swiped 358 bases and scored 1,923 runs. With a career resume like that, anyone could get into the Hall of Fame.

Derek Jeter also has quite the hardware collection. In his first season he won the AL Rookie of the Year while also securing his first World Series title. All together, Jeter won 5 World Series and was named World Series MVP in 2000. Jeter was a 14 time All Star and won the All Star Game MVP in 2000. Throughout his career, Jeter won 5 Gold Gloves and was a Silver Slugger 5 times as well.

Besides just the hardware, Jeter was known to be a clutch player and a class act. Jeter’s 3,000 hit was a homerun, and any Yankee fan can remember that day. Jeter’s last ever at bat in Yankee Stadium ended with him hitting a walk off RBI single which sent the stadium into a frenzy. Jeter was also known as Mr. November after hitting a walk off home run in extra innings during the 2001 World Series after the game was played right through midnight, and in the first ever MLB game played in November. 

Jeter will forever be remembered in New York for everything he has done during his 20 year tenure. The Captain had his number forever retired by the Yankees in 2017 and now will forever be a part of baseball history in Cooperstown.