The ballots are in, and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voted Derek Jeter and Larry Walker into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Jeter got in with 99.7 percent of the vote, while Walker received 76.6 percent, just clearing the 75.0 percent threshold.
No joke ironically now he’s the part owner of the Miami Marlins, and I’m from Miami, and lived here most of my life. Also the very first baseball card I got in a pack I opened as a kid was a Jeter Rookie card, and I still have it to this day. I also have a large collection of baseball cards and growing up a big Don Mattingly fan who is the Marlins manager also I followed Jeter soon as Donnie baseball retired.
So having them both here together is special, and even tho it’s been a hard two years there is hope as the team has made some nice additions in this offseason. “Respecting the Process” as Jeter loves to quote. For him it’s paid off, and now he’s in the HALL OF FAME.
Derek Sanderson Jeter now one of the owners of the Miami Marlins is also a Yankee legend and like all New Yorkers he’s now in Miami after he retired. Ironic isn’t it? But as an American former baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive. He has been the chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball since September 2017, and always was a class act both on and off the field. Especially with the ladies he loved while in his playing days who were said to get special thank you baskets if it was just a one night stand.
While he was clowned for that he was a class act someone who you never heard had a thing off the court happen who was always in trouble. He was a clean cut, and a true Yankee icon…. Possibly the greatest Shortstop in the history of the Yankees, and one of the top 5 of all times.
Larry Kenneth Robert Walker is a Canadian former professional baseball right fielder in Major League Baseball. During his 17-year career, he played with the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals.
Had it not been for the strike in 1994 the Expos I feel were destined to be in the world series, and Larry Walker was one of the main reasons why that team felt special. He was a true great from day one. But when he went to the Colorado Rockies a few years after coming up he spent a decade as one of the games most explosive bats, and one of the best players in the OF. Some might argue his numbers are not enough to be in the hall of fame but he still one of the best players of his day, and while his career for sure was helped by playing in the thin air of Colorado. You still have to hit the ball, and his arm in the OF was unmatched by many.