Jeter fell one vote shy of being unanimously selected, receiving 99.7% of the voting totals one year after his former Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became baseball's first unanimous inductee.
Jeter, 45, spent his entire 20-year career as a New York Yankee, collecting five World Series titles, five Silver Slugger Awards, five Gold Gloves and 14 All-Star selections during his memorable time in pinstripes.
Serving as the most recent official team captain for the Bronx Bombers, Jeter helped lead his team through one of the most successful eras for any club in baseball history, including a World Series three-peat from 1998 to 2000.
It didn't take long for Jeter to make a name for himself across the sport, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1996 before getting his first taste of championship glory that same year.
Jeter finished his playing career as the Yankees franchise leader in games played, hits, doubles and stolen bases, and his 3,465 career hits put him sixth all-time in MLB history.
With unforgettable moments on his career highlight reel such as "The Flip," "The Dive," and his "Mr. November" playoff home run, Jeter's legacy as one of the best players ever will now continue on forever in the halls of Cooperstown.