Yankees legend Derek Jeter throws shade at lone writer who did not vote him into Hall of Fame

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Derek Jeter Hall of Fame presser
Derek Jeter Hall of Fame presser

Well before Derek Jeter hung up the cleats, it was a lock that he would earn a plaque in Cooperstown - the lone question was whether or not he would be a unanimous Hall of Famer.

Like all but one person (his teammate, Mariano Rivera, the year prior), he was not.

Just one of the 397 writers in that year's voting process did not check Jeter's name on his/her ballot, for whatever reason.

When he first was inducted, he played it off, saying it was hard for that many people to agree on one thing - but in his induction speech on Wednesday, he took a jab at that writer who remains anonymous.

“Thank you to the baseball writers – all but one of you – who voted for me.”

It was a playful, subtle shot which got a good ovation from the crowd full of No. 2s, but all good jokes contain some truth.

Jeter still owns the second-highest vote percentage at 99.75 percent, sandwiched between Rivera and Ken Griffey Jr.