Derek Jeter will be an icon in New York for the rest of his life. Now, as the former New York Yankees shortstop waits for his induction into the Hall of Fame, he could see another vote honor him in New York with a street named in his honor.
According to amNewYork Metro’s Alex Mitchell, Bronx councilwomen Vanessa Gibson and Diana Ayala have a plan to introduce legislation that would rename part of E. 161st Street as “Jeter Street”.
The street is located outside Yankee Stadium and would be a way to honor the legendary shortstop after he is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jeter Street would also intersect with Rivera Street, which was renamed to honor Hall of Famer closer Mariano Rivera.
Jeter will be announced as the next member of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 21. The only question before the announcement is whether or not he’ll join Rivera as the second person to be unanimously elected into the HOF. However, a few baseball icons might not be there to celebrate his special day.
The 45-year-old finished with 3,465 hits, 260 homers, 1,311 RBIs and a .310 batting average across 20 seasons in the majors. In his two decades with the Yankees, Jeter was a 14-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove Award recipient and five-time World Series champion.
Jeter now serves as CEO for the Miami Marlins and has played a prominent role in the team’s rebuild since he was part of a group that purchased the team for $1.2 billion in 2017. Unfortunately for the Marlins, he hasn’t proven to be nearly as good of a baseball executive as he was a player.