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Christian Lopez On WFAN: I Gave Back Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Ball, And I’d Do It Again

If not for a rainout last Friday night, New York might never have heard of Yankees fan Christian Lopez. “When I jumped on it, my first thought was to … show everybody I had it. As soon as I did that I was like, ‘This is an awful idea,'” he told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Friday.

WFAN–07/15/2011

Christian Lopez (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mitch Modell On WFAN: Why I Gave Christian Lopez My ’09 Yankees World Series Ring

According to Mitch Modell, one good deed deserves another. The CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods announced on Wednesday that the retailer will donate 5 percent of all Yankees sales over the next week to Christian Lopez. But that’s not all.

WFAN–07/14/2011

Yankees captain Derek Jeter shakes hands with Christian Lopez after he caught hit No. 3,000. Lopez gave the ball to Jeter. (credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Modell’s, Miller High Life To Rescue Yanks Fan Christian Lopez From Tax Burden; Topps To Make Card

Christian Lopez, the Yankees superfan who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit on Saturday, is about to get some much-needed help from sporting goods giant Modell’s.

WFAN–07/13/2011

Yankees captain Derek Jeter shakes hands with Christian Lopez after he caught hit No. 3,000. Lopez gave the ball to Jeter. (credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Man Who Caught No. 61: Roger Maris Told Me To Keep Ball, Make Some Money

The parallels are uncanny between Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old who returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball, and Sal Durante, the lucky fan who came away with Roger Maris’ record 61st home run ball in 1961. Except for one thing…

WFAN–07/12/2011

Yankees fan Christian Lopez poses with Derek Jeter after catching a home run, the was 3000th hit of Jeter's career at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Report: For Exchanging Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Ball, 14K Tax Bill Awaits Yankees Fan Christian Lopez

The debate rages: Would you have given back Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball? Now it turns out that Christian Lopez, who owes more than $100,000 in student loan debt, may now owe 14 grand to the IRS.

WFAN–07/12/2011

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Somers’ Monologue: For Derek Jeter, Mr. Not-About-The-Numbers, It’s All About 3,000

Steve Somers opens up a Monday night schmooze by recapping Derek Jeter’s incredible 5-hit day. OK, he touches on No. 3,000 too.

WFAN–07/12/2011

Yankees fan Christian Lopez poses with Derek Jeter after catching a home run, the was 3000th hit of Jeter's career at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Would You Have Given Back Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Ball?

Yankees fan Christian Lopez is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame for giving back Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball rather than saving it or selling it for big bucks. What would you have done?

WFAN–07/11/2011

Derek Jeter rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning for career hit No. 3000 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Yankees Fans, Step Into The Derek Jeter Time Machine

No. 3,000 was inevitable. It wasn’t going to be that dramatic or special, I thought. I was wrong. I forgot I was dealing with Derek Jeter.

WFAN–07/11/2011

Derek Jeter (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Pete Rose (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Could Derek Jeter Pass Pete Rose As MLB’s All-Time Hits Leader?

Derek Jeter has become the 28th player in MLB history to record 3,000 career hits. Now the question is: how far can the captain climb MLB’s all-time list? Could he possibly surpass Pete Rose at No. 1?

WFAN–07/09/2011

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter celebrates the last out of Game 4 of the 1996 ALDS. (credit: PAUL K. BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

From Zero To 3,000: Derek Jeter’s Incredible Career In Yankee Pinstripes

Hard to imagine now that he’s reached the 3,000 hits milestone, but there was a time when Derek Jeter didn’t think he would get a single knock in the big leagues.

WFAN–07/09/2011

Derek Jeter, 1996 (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images/Allsport)

Sweeny Says: Dick Groch, The Scout Who Signed Derek Jeter

When the Yankees held the 6th overall pick in the 1992 draft, they picked shortstop Derek Jeter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The rest, as they say, is history.

WFAN–07/08/2011

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Keidel: Where Will Derek Jeter Hit No. 3,001?

The Yankees were 14-4 while Derek Jeter was injured, and are 1-3 since he returned. Jeter, just two hits from 3,000, has gone 4-for-18 (.222) in those games. It brings to light the great debate: where does Jeter bat for the rest of his resplendent career?

WFAN–07/08/2011

Derek Jeter

Will Tonight Be The Night? Yankees’ Derek Jeter Just 2 Shy Of No. 3,000

Derek Jeter’s chase for 3,000 hits will continue for at least one more night. He’s ready for all the hype surrounding the accomplishment to die down.

WFAN–07/08/2011

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In Front Of Rockin’ Yankee Stadium Crowd, Derek Jeter Pulls Closer To 3,000

Yankee Stadium was rocking and Derek Jeter kept swinging, from the first pitch to the final out. Eager to make history and put the hoopla behind him, Jeter quickly doubled for his 2,998th career hit. That was all he got Thursday night.

WFAN–07/08/2011

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March To 3,000: Derek Jeter The Last Great Yankees Star To Celebrate

If you need another reason to get excited about Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit, remember the next Yankee to chase a record will be Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod is the anti-Jeter, a petulant player with tremendous skills who seems to play the game only for himself.

WFAN–07/07/2011