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.
3,465 career hits and Derek Jeter still comes out swinging during his HOF speech
“Thank you to the baseball writers. All but one of you, that didn’t vote for me.” pic.twitter.com/gxkwELsfuD
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 8, 2021
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:
honestly hilarious that Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame induction just casually has Michael Jordan & Patrick Ewing in the 2nd row pic.twitter.com/QzMrSkjqNa
— Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) September 8, 2021
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.