Derek Jeter, the former Yankees Captain who led the team to five world championships as part of their most recent dynasty, was elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
The Captain came within one vote of joining his teammate, Mariano Rivera, as unanimous selections for the Hall. The former Yankee closer was the first ever to get every single vote, and the assumption was Jeter would follow with that illustrious honor.
Jeter, the Yankees shortstop for 20 seasons, led the Yankees to the World Series title in his first full season, 1996 when he was Rookie of the Year. That was followed by three more titles soon after, from 1998, when they won 114 games, to 2000, when he was the World Series MVP in their win over the Mets, followed by one more in 2009.