2011 HEADLINE: Derek Jeter Joins The 3,000 Hits Club!!!
On this day in 2011, Derek Jeter hit the 3,000th hit of his major league career.
At home in Yankee Stadium, and in front of a capacity crowd, Derek Jeter joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’.
Entering the game, Jeter needs just hit two hits to reach the baseball milestone. And he took care of that in a major way – a home run in third inning. Jeter became just the second player in major league history to have his 3,000th hit be a home run. The first player was Wade Boggs.
Jeter ended the day with 5 hits in 5 at-bats; he hit 3 singles, 1 double, and 1 home run. And more importantly, the Yankees won the game 5-4.
Happy Anniversary Derek Jeter!!!