HOF voter doesn’t know Jeter is in Cooperstown

Voting for the Hall of Fame have recently generated a great deal of controversy: From the non-inclusion of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, the low numbers of Manny Ramírez and Alex Rodríguez, and even cases of Curt Schilling y Omar Vizquel that for extra sports reasons, are falling in the votes. However, perhaps the biggest controversy in recent voting was the anonymous voter who did not elect Derek Jeter on his ballot, taking away the unanimous vote for a single vote. Apparently, we might already have his identity.

A user of the Reddit subforum dedicated to baseball, sent an email to journalist Nick Canepa of The San Diego Tribune, where he asked him about a column where he mentions why he would vote for Jon Lester and not for someone like Derek Jeter, to what his answer was quite disconcerting.

Derek Jeter is not eligible for the Hall of Fame yet. He is a first year candidate. In the next 5 years it will be.

Canepa has been controversial because in 2021 and this 2022 he has sent his blank ballot to the Hall of Fame, so everything indicates that in 2020, the year Derek Jeter was elected to Cooperstown, he fell short of unanimity by only one vote which was anonymous and Canepa not knowing that Jeter was in the Hall of Fame, it is likely that he was that person who did not vote for him.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie at Al Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, number one defender of Barry Bonds, and hater of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to have the World Series taken from them for their cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag football, basketball, and just about any other game that involves a ball or ball. I’m also an amateur musician, a penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world capital of shrimp, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived for a while in Australia; I survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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