The only question was whether it was going to be unanimous. And after teammate Mariano Rivera was voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame unanimously last year, it seemed possible it could have two years in a row, but one writer did not vote for Jeter.
It's kind of hard not to let your mind get ahead of itself. But circle July 26th, 2020. It's likely going to be a very special day for Derek Jeter, and with that, a lot of pride for the residents of Kalamazoo.
I have a friend who was a freshman when Derek Jeter was a senior at Kalamazoo Central. She says he was a nice guy, but nobody knew his baseball career would skyrocket to the level it did. Sunday night, was the exclamation point, the "cherry on top" cap to a two decade career.