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Derek Jeter: Historic 3,000th Hit Puts the Captain in Class of His Own

Jeter hit his 3,000 hit today, an extra special feat considering he's not just another baseball player, but rather the captain of the New York Yankees, the most successful franchise in the history of sports.

And not only is Jeter the captain of the New York Yankees, but he's the first player in the history of the franchise to reach 3,000 hits. Not Joe DiMaggio, not Mickey Mantle, not Babe Ruth, not Lou Gehrig, but Derek Jeter.

The Yankees all-time hits leader is the fourth youngest to reach the 3,000 hit club at 37 years and 13 days old; Ty Cobb is the youngest.

But Jeter reaching this feat is magnified, obviously because he's a member of the Yankees, but also because he's also one of the most debated players in history of the game.

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