Derek Jeter ready for a big night next to legends at Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Posted at 2:53 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 14:53:46-04

Derek Jeter couldn't believe it.

Everything that could have gone wrong -- went wrong.

"I had my whole family with me. We were excited," the legendary Yankees shortstop told WXYZ over the weekend.

He recalled the last time he was scheduled to accept his induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, as a member of the Class of 2015. Plane troubles grounded his celebration.

This year, he's not missing it.

Jeter headlines a big class entering the Hall of Fame at Friday night's ceremony at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.

The rest of the 2016 group will be in attendance, with the family of Bob Mann representing the Michigan and Lions legend.

-Tom Gage: Baseball Hall of Fame writer 
-Pete Hovland: Oakland swimming coach for 37 years
-John Long: Romulus native played at Detroit, then with Pistons
-Bob Mann: Played at Michigan, then became first black player for Lions
-Kathy McGee: Flint Powers basketball coach won four state titles and state-record 599 games
-Mike Modano: Homegrown NHL star played for the Dallas Stars and Red Wings
-Chris Osgood: Red Wings Stanley Cup champion
-Brendan Shanahan: Hockey Hall of Famer and Red Wings Stanley Cup champion
-Ben Wallace: Pistons standout and NBA champion

Brad Galli will serve as co-emcee for the night. Tickets are available at