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Derek Jeter Hilariously Roasts The One Writer That Didn’t Vote For Him

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Derek Jeter is normally a man of few words, but apparently after five years of waiting for his Hall of Fame induction, he came ready. He was well spoken, per usual, and then made sure to take time out of his speech to thank the one person that didn’t vote for him.

That lone clown obviously threw off the captain’s anonymous attempt at the hall. Good to see Jeets was able to laugh it off while still having some fun.

Derek Jeter piled up 3,465 knocks in his career as a .310 lifetime hitter that managed to play his entire 20-year career as the Yankees shortstop. Not many players can say they’ve accomplished that and the best part has to be how he’s conducted himself on and off the field. A tough New York market that he handled as well as anyone could and he was clutch as could be. Not to mention the dating life he juggled in the meantime…

Even Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing had to stop by to see Jeter on his big day:

Congratulations to Derek Jeter on an incredible career despite playing for an organization opposing fans probably hate the most. No one ever had a bad thing to say about the guy, except maybe the one writer that didn’t vote for him.

He’s probably sipping on some New England Clam chowder right about now.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Great player, good leader and yet, overrated. Derek Jeter’s persona is a classic case of pinstripe blindness. Substitute his career in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform and see if he’d get the same adulation. In his prime his fellow players voted him the most overrated player in the league and also in prime, he at best was an average shortstop.

    Per fangraphs.com, Jeter’s DRS rating was -152. Shortstops with better defensive numbers include sure fire hall of famers such as David Eckstein, Royce Clayton, Cristian Guzman, just to name a few. That’s pretty terrible for a guy upset he wasn’t unanimously voted in.

    In the end longevity was Jeter’s greatest asset, which was made easier by the fact that he routinely played in one of the best lineups in baseball and an adoring sports press that made it there mission to keep him on a pedestal until the very end.

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