If you grew up in the 2000s and didn’t live in Boston, there was one player that kids looked up to when watching baseball. That player is from the New York Yankees, number two, Derek Jeter. The Captain, Mr. November, the nicknames continued to grow as Jeter made his name in the MLB. Now it’s time for Jeter to take his rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame among the legends of this sport.
— Pinstripe Pride (@PinstripePride) September 4, 2021
Jeter was a part of so many iconic moments during his career. Running into the stands, the flip toss against the Athletics. The Yankees shortstop gave everything he had every time he stepped on the field. A career spanning 20 years, the newest Yankee Hall of Famer earned plenty of accolades throughout his career. 1996 Rookie of the Year, 2000 World Series, and All-Star Game MVP. Five Gold Glove Awards to match his Five Silver Sluggers.
6 years ago Derek Jeter walked it off in his last at bat at Yankee Stadium pic.twitter.com/DzYtr34vEW
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Of course, the Jeter era couldn’t end in any other way in New York, as Captain Clutch’s last at-bat in Yankee Stadium will forever be remembered. Jeter gave Yankee fans one more moment by delivering the game-winning hit with the game on the line. The face of an era will join the other greats of this game as a Hall of Famer. A well-deserved tip of the hat to Mr. Jeter on a career that will never be forgotten.