The Yankees will honor Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame induction on Friday, September 9, with the Captain in attendance and set to throw the first pitch that night.
In what is sure to be one of the most-coveted promotions of the season, the first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica Derek Jeter Hall of Fame plaque.
|The plaque those lucky fans will receive. Courtesy New York Yankees.|
Jeter was elected to the Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 class, but due to the pandemic, he wasn't inducted until September 8, 2021, when both the '20 and '21 classes were enshrined together.
Fans will get to see Jeter's Cooperstown plaque displayed on the field prior to the first pitch, and fans can view it throughout the game in the New York Yankees Museum on the 200 level of Yankee Stadium near section 210.
The Captain is one of the faces of the Yankees dynasty in the late 1990s, leading the team to five championships, starting with four in five seasons (1996, 1998-2000), and the fifth in 2009, part of a twenty-year run of excellence.
The Yankees won seven American League pennants as well, and made the playoffs 17 times in Jeter's franchise-record 20 years with the Yankees.
The Captain retired as the Yankees' all-time leader in hits with 3,465, games played with 2,747, doubles (544), stolen bases (358), and at-bats (11,195). He had eight 200-hit seasons, and his career hit total is sixth all-time in baseball history.
Jeter, whose number 2 was retired by the Yankees on May 14, 2017, and was a 14-time All-Star, 1996 American League Rookie of the Year, and 2000 World Series MVP.
In his post-playing career, Jeter was part of the pwnership group that purchased the Miami Marlins in 2017 and served as the CEO of the team until he abruptly stepped down recently. Could a return to the Yankees organization be possible? There is no hint of that, but Yankees fans can dream of having him back in the fold at some point.