Derek Jeter’ homered in front of the home town crowd hitting one of baseball’s most hallowed milestones, a mark that has never been reached by any other New York Yankees’ great. Not Mantle ,not Marris, not Jolten Joe DiMaggio ,not even the Iron Horse Lou Gerhig ,or Babe Ruth could muster 3000 .Only Derek Jeter has entered this very exclusive 3000 hit club. Making today in one of the great moments of Yankee history.
In his first home run at Yankee stadium his seson Jeter sailed the ball into the left-field seats, The captain was then showered by ovations from his fans as the first Yankee player to get 3,000 hits.Jeter homered off Tampa Bay ace David Price in the third inning and joined his former teammate Wade Boggs as the only players to do it with a home run.
Jeter was two hits shy of the milestone at the start of today’s game against Tampa Bay before singling in his first at bat grounding through the hole into left field and smiled as he reached first base. The 37-year-old Jeter is just the 28th major league player to get 3,000 hits and the first to do it with the Yankees.