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Derek Jeter’s 3000th Career Hit Was a Perfect Moment

2PM ET on July 9th, 2011, another moment in history was made at Yankee Stadium.

Entering the afternoon game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Derek Jeter had notched 2,998 career hits. With a leadoff single in the first inning, the Yankees captain would be just one hit away when he stepped into the box for his next at-bat.

Born in Pequannock, New Jersey, in 1974, Jeter grew up an avid Yankees fan. His childhood dream was to become starting shortstop of the legendary franchise.

Despite the unlikely goal and seemingly unrealistic nature of it, parents Charles and Dorothy helped Derek understand the magnitude of his dream and provided guidance for the young ballplayer.

According to his 2001 book The Life ...

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