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Derek Jeter Becomes the 28th Player in MLB History to Reach 3,000 Hits; A Historic Day for the Captain

Derek Jeter and Wade Boggs are the only two members of the 3,000 hit club who homered for number 3,000. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter has always had a flare for the dramatic.  He has never been one to shy away from a big stage or big moment.  Despite career low numbers in just about every offensive category, Jeter made his historic day count. Jeter came into today’s game against Tampa Bay just two hits shy of 3,000.

He got number 2,999 out of the way with a single in the bottom of the first.  Hit number 3,000 was the stuff of legends.  In the bottom of the third, Jetes knocked a David Price offering some 420 feet to left field to tie the game at one.  Jeter joined Wade Boggs as the only other player to hit a home run for number 3,000.

Jeter then proceeded to get hits on his next three at bats to finish the day a perfect 5-5.  Hit number 5 was also the game winner.  The icing on a historic day for Yankee fans was a 5-4 win over division rival Tampa Bay

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