Derek Jeter was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday night, stunningly missing out on the unanimous Hall of Fame election by one vote. Nonetheless, the stars waiting for him in Cooperstown are already welcoming him to their exclusive club.
“Derek Jeter is one of my favorite — if not my favorite — players since I’ve been out of the game. Not only was a he a great player, but he conducted himself as a consummate professional through his entire career. To do what he did in New York and to not have any controversy, he just did things the right way. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have him coming to the Hall of Fame. I never thought there was any question he would get there and on the first ballot. He’s a slam dunk. Being a part of that Core Four and that dynasty, they were one of the great teams in history. It was fun watching him play. I can’t imagine it won’t be unanimous. He deserves it.”
“He is what he is, he’s the guy who certainly is as recognizable as anybody that has played the game. Obviously accomplished a lot of great things, and deserves wholeheartedly to be a first ballot Hall of Famer and maybe a…