Yesterday was a huge day for Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz.
In Cooperstown, New York, Ortiz was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ortiz had himself a tremendous career, winning three World Series rings.
He also was a 10-time American League All-Star, a seven-time Silver Slugger, a World Series MVP, and an ALCS MVP.
Big Papi has certainly earned his place among the baseball greats.
Before the big ceremony, he got a shoutout from a fellow Hall-of-Famer and famed rival from the New York Yankees via Twitter.
Derek Jeter posted a photo of him standing next to Ortiz, congratulating his friend on his accomplishment.
We’ve spent a lot of time together on the field between New York, Boston and numerous All-Star Games… Glad to add Cooperstown to that list.
— Derek Jeter (@derekjeter) July 24, 2022
Jeter Shouts Out Papi
This is a nice gesture by Jeter.
The two may have played for opposite teams, much less for the Red Sox and Yankees, the two biggest rivals in professional sports, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t some love on both sides between these two legendary superstars.
Both grinded it out each day and provided their respective franchises with so many great memories.
But it’s nice to see that even beyond the bitter rivalry of the two teams, Ortiz and Jeter were and still are close friends.
They’ve been through several classic matchups in the postseason and All-Star Games.
Now, Jeter can add Cooperstown to the list of things he shares with David Ortiz.
Jeter was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2020 and ultimately was inducted in 2021.
Ortiz was elected back in January and was officially enshrined in Cooperstown on Sunday.
Again, even though the Red Sox and Yankees have a bitter rivalry, Jeter and Ortiz still remained friendly, and now they get to share spots in the Hall-of-Fame together.