Did Derek Jeter deserve a unanimous vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame? | The Tylt
Did Derek Jeter deserve a unanimous vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Derek Jeter is nothing short of a legend. After 20 years with the New York Yankees, Jeter deserves more than the Hall of Fame; he deserves a unanimous vote into the Hall of Fame. There are so many qualities to choose from when it comes to Jeter's greatness, but SB Nation's Eric Stephen sums it up best:
In addition to the stats, Jeter passed the eye test, too. From an early age, Jeter seemed like a Hall of Famer. He was the symbol of a Yankees team that played in seven World Series and won five championships. For those of us who never got to watch Joe DiMaggio when he played, Jeter sure seemed like an excellent modern-day comp. An excellent Yankees lifer who was keenly aware of his legendary status, with an almost regal, and certainly mythical aura.
Whether or not a vote into the Hall of Fame is unanimous only matters immediately after the vote takes place. What lasts is Jeter's place in the Hall of Fame itself. Keep in mind, there are 397 ballots cast for potential Hall of Famers; Jeter got 396 of them—a huge accomplishment in and of itself. According to ESPN, Jeter isn't too worried about it:
"Well, I look at all the votes that I got," Jeter said. "Trying to get that many people to agree on something is pretty difficult to do. So that's not something that's on [my] mind."
If Jeter isn't concerned, his fans shouldn't be either.