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Yankees legend Derek Jeter inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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Yankees legend Derek Jeter inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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Sep 09
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Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter has been immortalized in Cooperstown as one of the best players ever to play the sport.

Fans chanted as Jeter was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The event, filled with high-profile guests, such as NBA legends Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing, took place at the Clark Sports Center at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

The 47-year-old was moved by the ceremony, and he asked the crowd to remember all Hall of Famers who passed away in the past few months.

“I’m so honored to be inducted with you guys and linked to you forever,” said Jeter. “The Hall of Fame is special because of those who are in it. We’ve lost way too many Hall of Famers over the last 20 months. These are all Hall of Famers who would have or could have been here, so for that reason, it’s not the same.”

Jeter also thanked the fans that kept him going during his playing days.

“I had one goal in my career, and that was to win more than everyone else, and we did that, which brings me to the Yankee fans,” Jeter said as the fans applauded with excitement. “Without question, you helped me get here today as much as any individual I’ve mentioned.”

The Hall of Fame ceremony was postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker, and the late Marvin Miller were honored as well.

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