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Four months after announcing that Derek Jeter’s induction ceremony would be held indoors without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Baseball Hall of Fame reversed course on Wednesday. With New York City easing its restrictions, The Hall said Jeter and other 2020 inductees would be honored outside in front of a small crowd on September 8 in Cooperstown, NY.
Jeter, who wore No. 2 as the Yankees’ shortstop from 1995 to 2014, will be joined by former outfielder Larry Walker and former wide receiver Ted Simmons at the ceremony, who will also honor a fourth inductee, Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the players’ union, died in 2012. No new members were elected in 2021.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome our Hall of Famers – the living legends – and our fans to Cooperstown to celebrate the induction of the Class of 2020,” said Jane Forbes Clark, Chair of the Hall’s Board of Directors, in a statement. . “The return of the induction ceremony to an outdoor event will provide the baseball community with the opportunity to visit Cooperstown and celebrate the inductions of four of the game’s greats.”