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Derek Jeter: 3,000 Hits and an Analysis of His Current »

After an unbelievable five for five day against Tampa Bay, Derek Jeter became the 28th player in Major League Baseball history to reach 3,000 hits in his career.His 3,000th hit was also the 237th home run of his career.Currently, Jeter is batting .270 with 3 home runs, 24 RBI, and a .330 OBP at the All-Star break. Let's look at his historic season [...]

Brian Cashman Screws Up Again, Brewers Steal K-Rod »

COURTESY OF YANKEES 'N MOREHere's a few things you need to know about the deal that sent New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers.1) The Mets made this deal for one reason and one reason only: To avoid the vesting of K-Rod's $17.5 million option for 2012.2) According to at least one report, the Mets did not receive much of [...]

2011 MLB All-Star Game Ends Derek Jeter’s 3000th »

In his second at-bat, on July 9th 2011, against Tampa Bay Rays' starting pitcher David Price, the New York Yankees' captain Derek Jeter smacked his 3000th hit. The count was 3-2 in the bottom of the third inning when the Yankee shortstop jacked a solo home run off a knee high pitch to deep left-center field for number 3000. If that [...]

New York Yankees: Can Robinson Cano Follow in Derek »

Now that Derek Jeter has reached (and then quickly surpassed) the 3,000-hit mark, I think it’s time to see how Robinson Cano’s young career stacks up to the New York Yankees captain's early years. Jeter is halfway through his 17th season (16th full season), whereas Robinson Cano is halfway into just his seventh season in the bigs. [...]

Derek Jeter: Why New York Yankees Captain Must Play in »

Derek Jeter deserves all the praise in the world today.The New York Yankees captain, who has spent the past decade serving as the de facto face of Major League Baseball, joined the exclusive 3,000-hit club in thunderous fashion, with a solo home run to left field at Yankee Stadium off of Tampa Bay Rays All-Star David Price.That single swing was [...]

MLB: Top 15 Active Players Most Likely to Join Derek »

On Saturday, July 9th, 2011, Yankees star Derek Jeter took Rays pitcher David Price deep into the left field stands, cementing his legacy and etching his name in baseball history.Jeter became the 28th hitter in history to achieve the monumental accomplishment of 3,000 hits, joining the likes of Roberto Clemente, Ricky Henderson, and Willie Mays.We [...]

Derek Jeter Gets 3,000th Hit: The 10 Most Memorable »

In the third inning of Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Derek Jeter became one of two players to hit a home run on his 3,000th hit. Wade Boggs is the other. He's the 28th player to reach the elusive 3,000 hit club. Jeter's the fourth youngest player to reach 3,000 hits. The three ahead of him...Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron and Robin Yount.Begin [...]

Derek Jeter’s Home Run and the Coolest Ways »

Derek Jeter has reached 3,000 hits by blasting a home run over the left field wall, becoming the 28th player to reach the milestone. The impressive fashion of the home run got me thinking: what are the coolest ways players have reached 3,000 hits?While most players have reached the milestone on a single or double, some players have done so in [...]

Derek Jeter 3000th Hit Video: Meet Diehard Yankees Fan »

Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit today, a home run in fact, and Christian Lopez was the man who caught it.Tickets to a potentially historic day at Yankee Stadium came courtesy of Lopez's girlfriend, and both her and his father accompanied the cell phone salesman to the ballpark earlier today not knowing that they'd be the ones with a piece of [...]

Which Superstars Will Be Next to Reach 3,000-Hit Club? »

Derek Jeter recorded his 3000 hit today in style, blasting a solo shot out of the park to tie the game up. The long awaited milestone finally culminated in Yankee Stadium in front of a packed house on a Saturday afternoon, which made it even more perfect. He entered elite company, becoming the 28th player to join the 3000 hit club. He finished the [...]

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