Bronx To Rename Street After Derek Jeter

Borough Presented Mariano Rivera With Same Honor Last Year

Brandon Contes
January 15, 2020 - 3:04 pm
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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.

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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.

Last year, when fellow Yankees legend Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous inductee into the Hall of Fame, the borough renamed River Avenue “Rivera Avenue.” Once E. 161st Street gets its new name, Jeter Street will intersect with Rivera Avenue.

Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate a win in Boston on April 13, 2005.
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The 2020 Hall of Fame class will be announced Jan. 21st. While Jeter is certainly headed to Cooperstown, it remains to be seen if the former shortstop will be able to match Rivera’s perfect ballot.

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.

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