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Derek Jeter: Why He’s the First Player in Pinstripes History To Reach 3000 Hits

most overrated player in baseball as proclaimed by his peers, Derek Jeter is about to reach a milestone that no other player who has been fortunate enough to wear a Yankees uniform has ever done before.

Not Ruth, Berra or Mantle. Not even Gehrig, Dimaggio or Mattingly. Of the 20 Hall of Famers who represent the New York Yankees in Cooperstown, not one of them has reached the 3,000 hit plateau.

In the 142-year history of Major League Baseball, 27 players have at least 3,000 hits in their careers; 24 of them are in the Hall of Fame. With names like Brett, Cobb and Rose, not one of them is a Yankee.

You may be wondering, “How is it that such a storied franchise with 27 World Championships and 20 Hall of Famers does not have one 3,000 hit member?” ...

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