NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
A 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion, Jeter hit .310 with 3,465 hits in 20 seasons. He was the 1996 AL Rookie of the Year. He has been CEO of the Miami Marlins the past two seasons.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Hero Officer Alyssa Vogel Speaks About Rescuing 4-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
Other newcomers announced Monday by the BBWAA include Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Jason Giambi, Paul Konerko, Rafael Furcal, Bobby Abreu and Alfonso Soriano.READ MORE: FDA Grants Pfizer Emergency Use For COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
Holdovers include Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Larry Walker. None received more than 61 percent of the vote. A player must appear on at least 75 percent to gain election. The results will be announced Jan. 21.MORE NEWS: Homeless Services Head Steven Banks Defends NYC's Process Of Getting Vulnerable People Off The Streets
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