COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Derek Jeter’s election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2020 elicited positive responses from well-wishers across the baseball world. The messages included his former New York Yankees teammates, Hall of Fame manager and his baseball idol.
Some of those notable congratulations are listed below:
The legendary Hall of Fame closer and Jeter’s teammate from his minor-league days and in the Bronx from 1995-2013.
Mr. October congratulates Mr. November on joining him in the Hall of Fame.
Jete! CONGRATS my man, one of the greatest players ever. I will remember you because you were a WINNER! Wish I coulda played with ya bud, cause you posted every day you went to the park. See you in Cooperstown my Friend. And who was “da” fool who didn’t vote for you. pic.twitter.com/RdeKZvAIkk
Another fellow homegrown product, teammates from most of 1995-2000 and a won a few rings together.
So Jeter came up one vote shy of 100%. Not bad when you consider nine voters left Hank Aaron off their ballot and 23 didn't vote for Willie Mays. It really doesn't make a difference. Congratulations, #Captain.https://t.co/MMaGHmcDaH
They shared the left side of the infield from 2004-2013 and won the 2009 World Series.
To The Captain Derek Jeter – congratulations on taking your rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame where you will be, for eternity, as one of history’s greatest players, at any position, in any era. pic.twitter.com/nRJaeT8Vmm