Of course Derek Jeter hit a home run for his 3,000th hit on a full count to tie the game because that’s what Derek Jeter does.
There is a fire deep inside Derek Jeter that allows him to do the unimaginable time after time. His destiny was forged at a young age, to be a Yankee and represent the pinstripes, his fans and family with pride.
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.
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?
Everything from t-shirts to cups to baseball hats, fans want to get their hands on some red-hot Derek Jeter merchandise celebrating his 3000th hit.
He’s on the verge of making history, but what is it, really, that makes Derek Jeter one of the all-time Yankee greats?
Where does he bat for the rest of his resplendent career? It’s either leadoff or sendoff, first or ninth, a very stark separation and domino effect, as there are no gray areas with Jeter.
As Derek Jeter approaches 3,000 hits, the landmark has little bearing on his baseball legacy as possibly the most dominant winner in the game’s history.
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.
How far can the captain climb Major League Baseball’s list? Could he possibly surpass Pete Rose at No. 1?
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.
The 3,000 Hit Club is an elite group of baseball’s greats. Musial. Ripken. Cobb. Mays. Not one of the 27, though, joined while wearing a Yankees uniform.
If you need another reason to get excited about Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit, remember the next Yankee to chase a record will be Alex Rodriguez.
HBO will broadcast a documentary about Derek Jeter’s pursuit of career hit No. 3,000.
Why Derek Jeter’s march toward 3,000 hits didn’t New York nearly as juiced as we thought it would?
After Derek Jeter reached hit number 2,999, every time he stepped to the plate, a new ball was put into play.
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