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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/22/20

Jeter speaks after getting inducted; Top 10 Jeter moments; Should Jeter have been voted in unanimous?; Teammates react

Kansas City Royals v. New York Yankees | Brendan Kuty: Derek Jeter has probably known that he’d be a Hall of Famer for the better part of 10 years, but that didn’t make the experience any less noteworthy or memorable for him when he was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. Jeter was too stunned to say anything prolific, but spoke about his climb from a struggling minor leaguer in upstate New York to the highest-voted position player in Hall of Fame history.

MLB | Bryan Hoch: What’s a Derek Jeter appreciation day without a countdown of his top-10 moments? From his memorable rookie year to his playoff performances to his defensive highlights to his late-career legacy moments, it’s all chronicled here.

SNY | John Harper: Not to cast a shadow over Jeter’s big day, but it bears repeating that Jeter was only one vote away from a unanimous selection into the Hall. It’s a high honor that only the best of the best deserve, but the consensus seems to be that Jeter was worthy. Harper, a 30-year veteran of the New York baseball beat, explains why here.

WFAN | Sweeny Murti: Speaking of longtime New York beat reporters, few know Jeter’s story better or have covered it more fairly than Murti. Here, he pens a career retrospective that includes quotes from former teammates and Jeter’s original scouting report. Safe to say, Dick Groch nailed it when the Yankees scout told the team “The only place [Jeter] is going is to Cooperstown.”