June 13, 2021

October Hall of Fame induction would be perfect Derek Jeter sendoff (New York Post)


Derek Jeter was built for October. The bigger the game, the more success he had over that month.

There’s only one Mr. October, of course, and that is Reggie Jackson. Postseason success, though, has always spilled over like Octoberfest for the Yankees’ captain, who owns five World Series rings.

Keep that all in mind with what is happening now.

As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on lives throughout the world, the National Baseball Hall of Fame must consider moving this year’s induction from July to October.

What could be better than a fall foliage Hall of Fame induction?

The green hills surrounding Cooperstown would give way to the awe-inspiring colors of Mother Nature. Hopefully by then, and by the grace of God, we all will be beyond the coronavirus. We can take a deep breath and take in the cool fresh air of the Village of Cooperstown.

Along the way, the National Baseball Hall of Fame may have stumbled upon a successful new way to celebrate induction weekend.

Derek Jeter slides in safely to score the game-winning run on a Hideki Matsui sacrifice fly to beat the Mariners in the 2004 ALDS.Getty Images

Throughout baseball, one of the complaints I hear is that…

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