Yankees’ Jeter Homers for 3,000th Hit

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Derek Jeter has become the 28th Major League Baseball player and first New York Yankee to get 3,000. Jeter's career milestone came on a home run Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 37-year-old Yankee captain is the fourth-youngest player to reach the milestone, and only the second ever to do so with a home run.

Jeter, a Yankee since 1995, singled to lead off for the Yankees in the first inning before homering off Tampa Bay ace David Price with a long shot to the left-field bleachers in the third.

The veteran Yankee shortstop returned to the lineup recently after missing several weeks with a strained calf muscle. He is the first major leaguer to reach the 3,000-hit plateau since Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros in 2007.