New York Yankees Hall of Famer Derek Jeter owns a World Series ring for every finger on one hand. #2 is unquestionably one of the greatest champions of all time. But how much did Yankees fans get to know their "Captain"? Jeter has always been a very private and measured person. The Pinstripes faithful struggled to get an inside look at their beloved shortstop. That changes on Monday.
New York and Florida have always seemed to have a strong connection, especially amongst part-time residents of each state. When New York Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop, Derek Jeter became a part-owner and CEO of the Miami Marlins franchise, many thought that connection was perfect for the struggling franchise waiting to take off with new ownership. Many, including myself, were wrong about that.
The final tally of the Baseball Writers Association of America's National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will come out next Tuesday. On that list is a 'who's who' of Major League Baseball records and accomplishments. The MVP, CY Young and other awards owned by the list of ballot members could sink a ship. However, many of the names that own much of that prestigious hardware are in danger of their time on the Hall of Fame ballot expiring with induction.