Derek Jeter's Core Four colleagues congratulated baseball's newest Hall of Famer in statements about Yankee's Twitter account on Tuesday. Jeter entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame and, with one voice, missed the unanimous selection of the Baseball Writers & # 39; Association of America. He received 396 of 397 votes.
Mariano Rivera, who was unanimously inducted into the Hall of Fame last year, said the Yankees captain was a leader you could always rely on and that "no moment was too big."
"It will be a very special day next to Derek in Cooperstown this summer," Rivera wrote. “He really wanted to win, and this unique commitment to his team drives him so crazy. I feel so happy that he has been a teammate and friend for my entire career and I congratulate him on this great honor. "
Andy Pettitte said that Jeter's constant excellence separated him from other great players.
"A few things separated you from all the other players – and I played with a lot of great players," wrote Pettitte. “One was the will to win and the intensity that you put into the field every day. Second, you were always so calm. Being a Big League player can be an emotional roller coaster ride. … It was an honor for me to be able to prepare you every day.
“You were the only player I played with who never betrayed an attack. That's why you go where you go. I am proud of you."
Jorge Posada, who now works for Jeter with the Marlins as a special advisor on baseball operations, said he knew early on that the shortstop had the potential to become a Hall of Famer.
"Derek did everything a baseball player should do," Posada wrote. “He played the game right. He played the game to win. He played the game without excuses.
"I saw it from day one – I thought he was a Hall of Famer. Congratulations, Derek, you deserve it. "
Some of Jeter's other long-time Yankees teammates also congratulated.
"HOF! Congratulations my brother," Robinson Cano tweeted, "One of the largest that has ever existed. Enjoyed every moment on and off the field. # Re2pect ”
"Congratulations, big brother!" CC Sabathia tweeted, “A damn good career and an undisputed celebrity. I am honored to have played this game with you. Caution. "