As a five-time World Series champion, Derek Jeter is used to being celebrated by New York. While Jeter awaits confirmation of being a 2020 Hall of Fame inductee, amNewYork reports the Bronx is ready to rename a street after the former Yankees captain.
According to amNewYork, two Bronx councilwomen, Vanessa Gibson and Diana Ayala, will introduce legislation to rename part of E. 161st street as “Jeter Street.” Once the bill is introduced, voting on the decision is expected to be a formality.
Jeter retired at the end of the 2014 season, after 19 years in Pinstripes, which included 14 All-Star appearances and five World Series rings with the Yankees. The former captain returned to Yankee Stadium in 2017, when the team retired his No. 2 and placed his plaque in Monument Park.
161st Street BID Director, Cary Goodman hopes the soon to be Hall of Famer will return to the Bronx for a celebration of “Jeter Street” around the time of its unveiling, which does not have a date yet.