Derek Jeter Found an Unlikely Place in Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial Chaos Thanks to a US Senator in 2020

Published 11/18/2022, 8:30 AM EST
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Andy Pettitte #46, Jorge Posada #20, Derek Jeter #2 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate with the trophy after their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Former MLB shortstop Derek Jeter had his charm spread to every community. No doubt about that. It got proven when a US senator discussed his Hall of Fame induction during the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. Notably, Jeter’s fame had people fawning over him from every nook and corner of the USA.

A proud representative of the Queens and Brooklyn, Rep Hakeem Jeffries turned his attention to the Bronx when the two events overlapped. The Yankees’ shortstop got elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On the other side, the former president’s impeachment trial had begun. Jeter’s induction would have been unanimous had he got just one more vote in his favor. 

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But alas, that didn’t happen. Rep Jeffries wanted to subpoena a couple of people for the Trump trial going on. Somehow, while doing so, he got his inner Jeter fan rose. And he wanted to subpoena the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Why did Rep Jeffries want to subpoena the Hall of Fame for Derek Jeter?

The Hall of Fame election committee consists of 397 people. For Jeter’s selection to be unanimous, all those people had to vote for him. But Jeter got 99.4% of the votes. This means that out of 397, there was only one person who did not cast his/her vote in favor of the former shortstop Derek Jeter

But the one person who did not vote for Jeter had bugged the senator. Also, he did talk about it. According to the video that ABC news posted in 2020, the senator said, “We hope we can subpoena John Bolton, subpoena Mick Mulvaney. But perhaps we can all agree to subpoena the Baseball Hall of Fame, to try to figure out who, out of 397 individuals, one person, voted against Derek Jeter.”

His inner fan had woken up that day. And the US Senator wanted to find the one voter who did not for the New York Yankees legend. 

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What are some achievements of Jeter?

Aside from being a Hall of Famer, what Jeter considers his biggest achievement is being a proud father of three girls. And in baseball, he had his jersey number retired.

Watch this story: Throwback: New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter scripted the perfect end to his career with this iconic walk-off single

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He has won 5 World Series Rings in the 20 years he played for the New York Yankees. Not to forget that he is also a 14-time All-Star player. There are many other records set by him and many awards that he won.

Given his legendary career, do you think the Yankees will ever find someone as good as Derek Jeter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar

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