Derek Jeter elected into Hall of Fame

David Caplan
January 21, 2020 - 6:21 pm

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter jumps after hitting the game-winning single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, in New York. Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Baseball Writers' Association of America will announce the results of its 2020 Hall of Fame balloting. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Former New York Yankees player Derek Jeter was elected Tuesday night into Hall of Fame -- but he fell one vote short of unanimous selection.

"Welcome to Cooperstown, Derek Jeter! #HOF2020," the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. tweeted. 

The longtime Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, falling just shy of the standard set when longtime Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year.

Larry Walker was also elected into the Hall of Fame; he made it by six votes in his 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot, up from 54.6% last year.

A 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion, Jeter hit .310 with 3,465 hits in 20 seasons and was the 1996 AL Rookie of the Year. He has been CEO of the Miami Marlins the past two seasons.

Jeter is now a part-time owner of the Miami Marlins, and heads up its baseball operations department.

He is the 28th member of the Hall of Fame to represent the Yankees.