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Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, cementing his status as one of the greats to ever play the game.

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 6:21 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2020 6:23 PM

NEW YORK CITY – New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, cementing his status as one of the greats to ever play the game.

Jeter, a shortstop, was elected in his first year of eligibility. He joins former Yankees closer and teammate Mariano Rivera in the Hall of Fame as selected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, falling one vote shy of a unanimous selection.

Jeter finished his career with a .310 batting average, 3,465 hits and 260 home runs over 20 seasons, all with the Yankees. He was a five-time World Series champion, 14-time All-Star, 2000 World Series MVP, 1996 Rookie of the Year, and five-time Gold Glove winner. His jersey number 2 was retired by the Yankees in 2017.

Former Montreal Expos and Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker was also elected to the 2020 Hall of Fame class, which was announced Tuesday in New York. Walker briefly played for the Utica Blue Sox in 1985, his first season of professional baseball.

Induction weekend is scheduled for July 24-27 in Cooperstown.

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