Derek Jeter was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last season after being elected the previous year before COVID-19 shut down the sports world.
The legendary shortstop played his entire career as a member of the New York Yankees, winning five World Series rings.
He was also a 14-time American League All-Star, a five-time Gold Glove Award Winner, a five-time Silver Slugger, a World Series MVP, and a Rookie of the Year.
His iconic No. 2 will never be worn again by any player who dons a Yankees uniform.
Tonight, the Yankees will have a special Hall of Fame tribute ceremony, where they will honor “The Captain.”
Gates will open at 5pm for tonight’s game. We ask fans to be seated by 6:30pm for tonight’s Derek Jeter Hall of Fame Tribute Ceremony. pic.twitter.com/9CzPHhZ9Xc
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 9, 2022
Honoring The Captain
Jeter was one of a kind during his career.
His hustle, his jump throws, and his ability to come through in the clutch endeared him to the Yankees fanbase relatively quickly.
He was a leader who always gave his full effort no matter what and left it all out on the field.
This is a nice way for the Yankees to pay tribute to their Hall-of-Fame shortstop.
During his career, Jeter posted a 71.3 WAR with a .310 batting average, .817 OPS, 260 home runs, and 1,311 RBI.
The bigger the game, the better Jeter performed.
He had a knack for key situations in October and was a staple in Yankees history.
He was one of the main constants in the Yankees’ championship runs in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009.
The Yankees were lucky to have had Jeter around for his whole Hall-of-Fame career.
Tonight, fans will have a chance to honor their captain during a nice little tribute ceremony.