A phone call 25 years in the making. pic.twitter.com/hy5cfeuCAr
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) January 22, 2020
As you may very well know by now, Derek Jeter was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, recording 396 of 397 votes, good for 99.7 percent — the highest tally for a position player in history.
On Wednesday, both Jeter and his fellow inductee, Larry Walker, held a joint press conference at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. During the press conference, The Players’ Tribune released video of Jeter getting the phone call from Jack O’Connell, secretary treasurer of the Baseball Writers Association of America.