Derek Jeter stood in front of his locker on July 27, 2014, and didn’t feel much like talking about his legacy.
It was the day his former manager, Joe Torre, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, while Jeter was in the middle of his final season in the majors.
Asked whether he thought about his own candidacy, Jeter said, “I try not to. I really don’t. That’s something I’ll think about when my career is over. My career’s not over. I’m not even thinking about next month, let alone five years down the road.”
Well, five years has come and gone since his last game, and the only drama regarding Jeter’s candidacy on his first year on the ballot is seeing whether he follows Mariano Rivera as the second player to be elected into the Hall unanimously.
With the announcement of the BBWAA’s voting coming Tuesday, Jeter had been named on all 210 ballots made public as of 10 p.m. Monday on the Twitter feed @NotMrTibbs.
It’s hardly a surprise, considering Jeter’s résumé and the fact Rivera reached the milestone figures to make the accomplishment more attainable.
“I think he will be like Mo with 100 percent [of the vote],” Jorge Posada…