Derek Jeter has donated to the Hall of Fame his batting helmet and batting gloves that he was wearing when he homered for his 3,000th hit.
The specially marked ball landed in the first row of Section 236 in the left-field bleachers, avidly pursued by a dozen other fans. Lucky to land the prize, Lopez was happy to give it back.
Statements from Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Hal Steinbrenner and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Derek Jeter homered for his 3,000th hit and raced right past the milestone; the Yankees beat the Rays for a 5-4 victory.
Derek Jeter admits reaching 3,000 hits is constantly on his mind. It’s unavoidable with everyone talking about it. And he also knows there are only four games left on the Yankees’ current homestand before they head out for a six-game road trip.