Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter headlines the ballot for the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the ballot for the upcoming 2020 Induction Ceremony; and, as previously expected, retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is one of the potential candidates.
Obviously, there’s an entire vote and process to this, but there’s really no chance Jeter doesn’t make the cut.
— Ryan Thibodaux (@NotMrTibbs) November 18, 2019
Jeter, who played 20 seasons for the Yanks, is a 14-time All-Star, five-time World Series champion, a five-time Gold Glove Award winner and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He also was the World Series MVP in the 2000 Fall Classic in which they beat the crosstown rival-New York Mets in five games.
He retired after the 2014 campaign, one in which the Bombers didn’t reach the postseason. His final game at Yankee Stadium ended when Jeter knocked a one-run walk-off single to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5. It was Jeter’s first walk-off hit since 2007.
Jeter finished his long career in the majors with 260 home runs, 1,311 RBI, and a slash line of .310/.377/.440. He’s easily the best shortstop in the franchise’s history, and this upcoming Hall of Fame induction will just add to his already-admirable resume.
Additional former Yankees that headline the ballot are Bobby Abreu, Eric Chavez, Roger Clemens, Jason Giambi, Raúl Ibañez, Andruw Jones, Andy Pettitte, Brian Roberts, Gary Sheffield, and Alfonso Soriano.
The 2020 Hall of Fame weekend will take place next summer from July 24-27. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will occur on Sunday, July 26.