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Derek Jeter elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Derek Jeter is officially a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Hall President Tim Mead made the announcement, welcoming the New York Yankees shortstop to Cooperstown.

Jeter was elected by the BBWAA with 99.7 percent of the vote, one shy of a unanimous selection. Yet, the Yankee Captain enters the Hall with the second-highest percentage ever and the best of any position player in the history of the game.

In 20-seasons in the Bronx, Jeter helped the pinstripes win five World Series titles. Jeter earned 1996 American League Rookie of the Year, 2000 All-Star Game and World Series MVP, collected 3,465 hits, five silver slugger and gold glove awards and was a 14-time AL All-Star.

Jeter’s No. 2 was retired in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium and now he’ll be enshrined forever in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.