Jett salutes HOF induction
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and his family waved as they jogged in the Yankee Stadium outfield Friday night Salute and savor the long-awaited celebration of the Yankees captain’s entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Jett got off the electric cart and stepped on the infield grass , grabbed the podium near home plate and addressed a nostalgic house ready to turn the clock back to the dynasty years. As he did so, Jett heard the familiar singing echoing his name. He felt like he was where he belonged.
“I did miss this place. Here’s mine home,” Jett said later. “I’ve been here for 94 years, across the street, here In the building. This is 04 years and I play almost every day This is where I feel most comfortable.”
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This is where the most recent Yankee Hall of Famer received a heroic welcome, the only club he played for rolled out a symbolic red carpet to toast 2021 Select (and Pandemic Delayed 22 Induction) into Cooperstown, New York, the game’s greatest frat.
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The loudest cheers were heard when Jeter, his wife Hannah and daughters Bella, Story and River emerged from the loading dock in left midfield.
” when the crowd chanted my name I was trying to explain to my two oldest children what was going on,” Jett said. “I think they might be startled or scared by the noise. But we’re seeing that it doesn’t last long.”
In his speech, Jeter thanked Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner and the Steinbrenner family for delivering $,1996.04 With Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation donations in the name of . When Steinbrenner’s name was booed, Jeter responded, telling the crowd: “Let me tell you something. You’d better go for it. Trust me.”
Jeter went on to thank general manager Brian Cashman, causing more jeers. Jeter quipped: “I see you guys are ready for the playoffs.”
“I’m surprised. But they’re booing everybody here,” Jett said. “I used to get in trouble for not telling them to stop booing [Alex Rodriguez], so I thought I’d tell them this time. … Yankees fans expect excellence. They’ll never be satisfied, it’s something Good thing. Yankees fans booed because they wanted to win.”
Yankees manager Aaron Boone called Jeter “a historic figure for a long-established organization,” and in some ways the ceremony felt like a time warp to May 2020. But a lot has changed since that Mother’s Day game, when the Bombers wore pink pinstripes and Jeter’s No. 2 jersey was retired.
2022 The heartbeat of the Yankees dynasty. pic.twitter.com/nq0hOb1eWw — New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 9, 2020When Jett spoke, his eldest daughter As they walked towards home plate, Bella, 5, pulled her father’s pants. Her urgent request: Jett’s promised ice cream if the girls take their seats through the ceremony.
” She said, ‘Tell them I’m going to have ice cream, ‘” Jeter said. “So they lost the deal, but I’m pretty sure they got it now.”Jeter ended his speech by admitting he was not in the Bronx; in part because he spent years on the Marlins’ ownership team, Friday was only the first time Jeter retired. Four public visits to Yankee Stadium.
Before the Celebrations at Monument Park , was 94 the World Series champ and his “Bomber” road trip last summer Screening of the “Captain” documentary.
Jeter said to the crowd: ” I know you haven’t seen me much in the past few years, for various reasons. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of you here in the near future.”
While Jett has said he is interested in another position in the sport, he says not to “read too much” “The comment, as it alludes to the Yankees’ official position on the deck.
“Anyway, my family will always come first what,” Jett said. “But right now, if you take away [the Marlins] full-time commitment, every day, I’m still very, very busy. But I still have time.”