New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter is the newest baseball star to enter the social media universe. For years, he avoided Twitter, Instagram, and other networks, but now, he decided to give it a go.
The former shortstop, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and, until recently, the CEO of the Miami Marlins, announced his arrival to the social media world on Tuesday morning with a funny message.
Replying to a tweet from 2014, he made his presence felt. The tweet, which was written two months after his last game as a major leaguer, said “Derek Jeter has no excuse not to have a Twitter account by now.”
Well, Jeter’s first tweet was as follows: “Looks like I’ve officially run out of excuses.”
Looks like I’ve officially run out of excuses. https://t.co/DQwmgjU9jW
— Derek Jeter (@derekjeter) May 31, 2022
The Yankees shortstop from 1996 to 2014 won five World Series, batting titles, the Rookie of the Year award in 1996, made 14 All-Star teams, five Gold Gloves, five Silver Slugger awards, and the World Series MVP award in 2000.
The Yankees’ star has been active on Twitter in the last few hours
After that first tweet, Jeter then replied to a The Players’ Tribune tweet.
The Yankees made sure their former star felt welcomed in the microblogging network.
Hey Yankees Fans! Let's welcome #TheCaptain to Twitter! @derekjeter ? pic.twitter.com/VqaomxaEu5
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 31, 2022
Stars such as Alex Rodriguez, his friend and former teammate in the Yankees, also welcomed Jeter to Twitter.
Welcome to Twitter, Captain! #2 https://t.co/74JMRqbP7h
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) May 31, 2022
Fans will now have the chance to interact with their idol. Thousands of kids grew up admiring Jeter, and are now old enough to use Twitter and send a tweet to one of the Yankees’ legendary players.
Jeter retired with a .310 /.377/.440 batting line, 260 home runs, 1,923 runs scored, 1,311 RBI, and 358 stolen bases. He has numerous postseason records, too, and is often called “Mr. November” because of his clutch performances in the playoffs.
Yankees fans are happy because one of their favorite players will at least read their messages on Twitter.