COOPERSTOWN, New York, USA – Derek Jeter was himself on a very special day: Chivalrous and elegant.
During a cloudy Wednesday afternoon, with a temperature of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 ° Celsius) and with a drizzle, Jeter heard the cheers of his fans. The former shortstop and captain of the New York Yankees was then inducted into the Hall of Fame, after a wait that was prolonged due to the pandemic.
Among the crowd cheering for Jeter were two NBA luminaries, Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing, as well as several of his former teammates on the Yankees and former manager Joe Torre.
Jeter took the stage after other members of the 2020 class were honored: Ted Simmons, Larry Walker and the late Marvin Miller.
The former Yankees star was moved by the moment and acknowledged how different the ceremony looked after the recent death of 10 Hall of Famers.