Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeters is eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year. We’re fully expecting that to happen, as he’s one of the greatest shortstops to ever play.
Once that does happen, a couple of MLB legends themselves might decide to boycott the induction in Cooperstown.
“I sincerely doubt (that I will attend) at this point,” Hall of Famer Andre Dawson told Bleacher Report. “All indications are likely not. I can’t speak for Tony (Perez). But I don’t have a sense or feeling like I want to sit on that stage to hear what (Jeter) has to say.”
This stems from Jeter removing Dawson and Perez from their roles in the Marlins’ organization upon his group taking ownership of the team back in 2017.
“It wasn’t nice, what happened at the end,” Perez said.
Jeter has received justifiable criticism since taking over in South Beach. The trades of Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton in his first offseason in charge of things magnified that.
But apparenly we’re looking at someone who did other all-time greats wrong.
Dawson earned eight All-Star appearances during his 21-year career, hitting 431 homers in the process. Also a Hall of Famer, Perez made seven trips to the All-Star game and earned two World Series titles.