The Doors of the Majestic Hall of Fame Cooperstown will officially open the doors Derek Jeter And three other great figures of Major League Baseball when the long-awaited class of 2020 ends tomorrow.
19 months after new inductees to the Hall of Fame, Jeter, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and former union attorney Marvin Miller (posthumously) will finally be able to put their plaques on the legendary building in the city. Cooperstown in New York, the headquarters of Immortal Baseball.
Jeter, one of the greatest figures that the franchise new York Yankees, and other selected people had to wait a long 19 months to realize this historic moment due to the cancellation of activities due to the pandemic. COVID-19.
As has been the tradition, excavation activity was scheduled for the last weekend of July 2020, but had to be postponed.
Fans will be allowed to attend the ceremony tomorrow at the Clark Sports Center grounds. The 38 members of the Hall of Fame are expected to participate in activities and introductions prior to the introduction of the new members.
“That moment (the member introduction) is one of the important parts of the induction ceremony,” John Shestakofsky, the Hall of Fame’s vice president of communications, told MLB.com. “It will go on like other years.”
The presence of Jeter, one of the most charismatic and beloved players in baseball, and the proximity of New York City activity should attract one of the biggest attendees to the event, but the fact remains that the planet is still reeling from the devastation caused by the pandemic. may affect the estimates.
Retiring from baseball in 2014 after 20 seasons with the Yankees, Jeter received 99.7 votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
“As strange as it sounds or may sound, I’m trying not to think (about that day) because I want to go out there and experience it for the first time,” Jeter told MLB.com a few days ago. I had accepted about this moment. When he finally gets high.
“I’m trying to keep it out of my mind because I want to go there without preconceived notions of what might happen. I want to experience it and try to enjoy it. Too much time has passed.” I look forward to that moment to be there, go to the museum and meet all the Hall of Famers and spend time with them.”
As strange as it may sound, I’m trying not to think about (that day) because I want to go there and experience it for the first time.
Jeter finished his career in the Majors with an average of .310 and 3,465 hits. He participated in fourteen All-Star Games and won five Golden Gloves.
He was part of the Yankees dynasty in the 1990s when they won four World Series. He is currently part of the Miami Marlins owner group.
The last time a fame ceremony was held was in July 2019 when Mariano Rivera (100%), Puerto Rican Edgar Martinez and the late Roy Halladay (85.4) and Mike Musina (76.7%) entered.
In 2021 no one was selected, with Kurt Schilling being the person with the most votes with 71.1%.
What you need to know about the ceremony
- Program will start at 1:30 PM
- The broadcast will be on MLB Network and MLB.com.
- Puerto Rican Bernie Williams, also a former Yankees player, will sing the anthem of the United States on guitar at the start of the ceremony.