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Derek Jeter will finally be enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday after a 20-year career with the New York Yankees that saw him and the team win five World Series titles.
Ahead of the official ceremony, the Yankees posted a near-6-minute video showcasing Jeter’s career, from his start with the team in 1995 to his last games in 2014. Billy Crystal narrated the clip.
FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter jumps after hitting the game-winning single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. It was Jeter’s last home game of his career at Yankee Stadium. The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct Jeter on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
From the 1996 MLB Postseason with the Jeffrey Maier catch, to “The Flip” in the 2001 playoffs and the walk-off home run in the 2001 World Series, to the dive into the stands against the Boston Red Sox to make a catch to finishing his career at Yankee Stadium with a walk-off single, there was no short of legendary moments to remember “The Captain.”
“The most important thing during my career, what I wanted to be remembered as, I wanted to be remembered as a Yankee. That was it,” Jeter said. “That was the only team I ever wanted to play for since as far back as I could remember. As you start playing your career you start thinking about legacy. It’s much more than what you do on the field. It’s the legacy you leave off the field.
“I never wanted my career to be over and then for me to say, ‘Well, I wish I would have done a little bit more.’ Ultimately, you’re judged, especially in New York, by winning. They remember you if you win.”
He will be inducted with Larry Walker and Ted Simmons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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