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Barring the end of the world in 2012, Derek Jeter is assured of going into the Hall of Fame especially if he fills all the record books as we think he will. What most people don’t know is that Derek Jeter will set another Yankee first when he goes into the Hall of Fame.

When Derek gets elected on the first ballot, he will be the first Yankees player to win the Rookie of the Year award and to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

Out of 150+ players to be Rookie of the Year, only 13 of those players have been enshrined in Cooperstown. They are: Jackie Robinson, Luis Aparicio, Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken Jr, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams, Tom Seaver, Johnny Bench.

And it’s likely Mike Piazza and possibly Jeff Bagwell will be on this list in the next few years one would think. Pretty exclusive company, eh?

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