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July 09, 2011

Derek Jeter Homers to Reach 3,000 Hits: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter homered for his 3,000th hit Saturday, becoming the 28th major league player to reach the milestone -- and the first to do it as a Yankee. At 37 years, 13 days old, Jeter is the fourth-youngest player to reach 3,000.

posted by rcade to baseball at 03:04 PM - 14 comments

Say what you will about Jeter (Boston), but that was fucking sick. 5 for 5? Unreal.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:24 PM on July 09

Number 3,000 on a homer; five for five; game-winning RBI. What a great game.

posted by dyams at 04:25 PM on July 09

Got to hand it to him. I thought sure it would be a dribbler to third base for the dreaded 'infield hit'.

posted by justgary at 05:29 PM on July 09

It was also nice to see Johnny Damon lead the applause from the Rays. I'm sure it would have been nice to congratulate him as he came across home plate.

Also, Kotchman tipping his hat as Jeter rounded 1st base was a nice touch.

posted by grum@work at 05:34 PM on July 09

Alright, now I'm impressed.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:10 PM on July 09

Boston fan reporting in. I think if you're not excited about seeing a player get their 3,000th hit - and especially the way Jeter did it today - you're not really a baseball fan. Well done, Jeter. I can go back to hating you when you play the Sox again, but for now you earned your spot in baseball history and deserve high praise.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:21 AM on July 10

Aah CNN, perfecting the art of only understanding 2/3 of every story they report on.

posted by dfleming at 06:58 AM on July 10

I think if you're not excited about seeing a player get their 3,000th hit - and especially the way Jeter did it today - you're not really a baseball fan.

Seconded. He and Rivera, if you can hate them, you aren't paying enough attention.

posted by yerfatma at 11:25 AM on July 10

I think if you're not excited about seeing a player get their 3,000th hit - and especially the way Jeter did it today - you're not really a baseball fan.

Seconded. He and Rivera, if you can hate them, you aren't paying enough attention.

I'll make it unanimous, but only with points off for Jeter's UZR and Rivera's lack of a curve ball.

Comment on UZR and lack of curve spoken with tongue firmly in cheek.

posted by Howard_T at 01:23 PM on July 10

I submit that it is possible to hate both (Jeter and Rivera) and still be a baseball fan, as long as you respect what they've accomplished...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:56 PM on July 10

I will accept that, MeatSaber.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:57 PM on July 10

Jeter did that in 2361 games - that's 1.27 hits per game - in 5th place behind Cobb (1.38), Nap Lajoie (1.31), Tris Speaker (1.29), and Tony Gwynn (1.29). On this list Pete Rose is 13th at 1.19. That's pretty damned good.

posted by bobfoot at 12:07 AM on July 11

I wonder how the longevity compares. What was Ty Cobb's career number of games played?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:17 PM on July 11

Ty Cobb played in 3,035 games.

posted by kirkaracha at 01:07 AM on July 13

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