On an induction day that seemed for months would never come, New York Yankees great Derek Jeter went into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday with three others in front of a crowd dominated by Yankee colors, logos and Jeter's signature uniform No. 2. "It's been a hell of a ride," Jeter said, closing out a long-overdue afternoon of speeches and remembrance.
Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and late labor pioneer Marvin Miller were honored alongside Jeter, and the career of each provided poignant moments during baseball's first induction ceremony since July 21, 2019. The 2020 ceremony was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2021 ceremony, after initially being slated to be a television-only event, was postponed so that fans would be in attendance.
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