“My Captain for Ever!!”: Yankees Fans Join Derek Jeter in Nostalgic Reflection of a Baseball Player’s Dream

Published 09/09/2023, 4:45 AM EDT

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Every MLB Star wants their name inscribed in the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Unsurprisingly, every athlete works hard to achieve this. In history, the league has witnessed many dreams taking shape, but from those thousands, only a few hundred have shaped into reality. One such name was Derek Jeter, forever star of the New York Yankees, who achieved this all because of his determination and contribution to the game. Though it has been years since they included Jeter in the precious list, it feels that only a few days have passed. The feeling got stronger after Jeter had revisited his induction.

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Given fans have cherished him all his career, they were party to this. They reacted to his address years later on the anniversary of his achievement, joining in with their thoughts, adding more to their admiration for their beloved star.

Derek Jeter Revisits His Hall of Fame Address

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There are moments in every athlete’s life that become part of their hallowed dream. For Derek Jeter, it is his induction into the Hall of Fame. The ex-Yankees captain revisited it through an Instagram post which read, “2 years ago.” This marked the two years of his induction when he felt humble and numb.

 

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According to nytimes.com, Jeter described it, “I forgot how good that feels. It’s humbling. It’s a special feeling, and you tend to miss it when you don’t hear it anymore.” 

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He added, “I realized it’s more than a game. The greatest people and players in this game, the Hall of Fame family, they’re watching, so I wanted their approval. During my career, I wanted to make Mrs. Robinson proud, I wanted to make Hank Aaron proud, I wanted to make all you behind me proud — not of statistics, but proud of how I played the game.”

Well, Jeter certainly made everyone proud. His career is a testament to it. He played for two decades, registering his presence in 2,747 games, scoring 1,923, averaging 0.310, and contributing to five World Series-winning campaigns.

Apart from that, he led the team for years and claimed many other personal accolades by stepping on the field for multiple All-Star games. He left a mark that was visible in fans’ emotions and reactions to his post.

Fans Embrace Their Former Captain’s Dream

Derek Jeter is one of the most loved captains in baseball history. And because of this, the title has remained with him even after a decade of his retirement. And when fans got another opportunity to call him as captain, they did not miss it.

A fan called him his captain and best player, “Best player of my lifetime🐐 MY CAPTAIN”

One fan also hoped he to join the Yankees again,“🐐 Come home!!!! “

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Another called him the greatest shortstop of all time,” Greatest SS of ALL-TIME!” 

A fan recalled the day of the induction ceremony and wrote, “I was there that day!!! Still looking as great as ever!!!”

A few more fans added their thoughts in a similar tone and wrote, ” My captain and Goat 🐐”

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It certainly feels that the aura of Jeter has only increased after his retirement and he remains to be a captain and inspiration for the world. How do you see his MLB journey? Let us know your views on his Hall of Fame induction in the comments below!

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Saurabh Saini

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