Legendary Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was an excellent player for 20 years. He passed the statistical benchmarks and the eye test for being Hall of Fame worthy, and will be a deserving inductee in Cooperstown in July.
NOW AWAITING HALL OF FAME ELECTION… No. 2… Derek Jeter… No. 2.
When the Yankees shortstop called it a career 5 years ago — getting his 3,465th hit in his last at-bat to drive in the game-winning run, — there was never a doubt he would be in the HOF. https://t.co/QepuVHeJ54
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 21, 2020
– 3,465 career hits (6th-most in MLB history)
– Only player with 3,000 hits as a Yankee
– 17 straight seasons with 150 hits (tied for MLB record)
– 13 seasons with 100 runs (T-2nd-most in MLB history)
– 20 seasons with Yankees (most in team history) pic.twitter.com/s1TbPDdbyF
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 21, 2020
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