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Jeter second to enter 3,000 club with a home run

Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:49 pm
Edited on: July 9, 2011 3:41 pm
 
Derek Jeter

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Derek Jeter became the 28th member of the 3,000 hit club and the fourth-youngest. He also became just the second player in history to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit, joining Wade Boggs.

Watch Jeter's 3,000th hit here. 

While Jeter's never been considered a slugger, the home run was the 237th home run of his career. Boggs' 3,000th hit was his 118th and final home run of his career. Boggs told the St. Petersburg Times that he wasn't surprised that Jeter hit a homer for his 3,000th hit.

"I pretty much expected it," Boggs told the newspaper. "Because he's Derek Jeter."

Boggs added he didn't expect a routine grounder up the middle: "That's not New York style. You've got to do it with flare."

Boggs was Jeter's teammate with the Yankees in 1995 when Jeter recorded his first hit and played with him until 1997. With four hits on Saturday, Jeter stands at 3,002 for his career, eight behind Boggs' mark of 3,010.

It's no surprise that 17 of the 28 members of the 3,000 hit club did it on a single, but Paul Molitor's triple is now even more rare than homers for Jeter and Boggs to reach the milestone. Molitor is the only player in history to triple for his 3,000th hit.


Wade BoggsHome run

Wade Boggs
Derek Jeter

Triple
Paul Molitor

Double
Stan Musial
Honus Wagner
Nap Lajoie
Rickey Henderson
Rafael Palmeiro
Al Kaline
Roberto Clemente

Single
Pete Rose
Ty Cobb
Hank Aaron
Tris Speaker
Carl Yastrzemski
Eddie Collins
Willie Mays
Eddie Murray
Cal Ripken Jr.
George Brett
Paul Waner
Robin Yount
Tony Gwynn
Dave Winfield
Craig Biggio
Rod Carew
Lou Brock

It should be noted that nobody is quite sure when Cap Anson got his 3,000th hit because in the 1887 season, walks counted as hits. He also played five seasons in the National Association which is sometimes counted as a "major league," but sometimes it's not. According to MLB.com, Anson has 3,418 hits, while Baseball-Reference.com gives him 3,435 -- both count his time in the National Association and don't count his 1887 walks. The two differ on his total in 1889. Meanwhile, the Hall of Fame doesn't count his time in the National Association, but does count his walks in 1887 for a total of 3,081.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:17 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:40 am
 

Jeter second to enter 3,000 club with a home run

I think it's time oftimes be a handful of lifeless classic writing, it will you're probably in fact recompensed just for my time.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Jeter second to enter 3,000 club with a home run

it also should be noted that its "spelled", not "spelt"




Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Jeter second to enter 3,000 club with a home run

And while you "harp on a minor peace of trivia" it should be noted that it is spelt "piece"... 



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Jeter second to enter 3,000 club with a home run

Great article, and it shows how rare the feat truly is when you start talking about a player that accomplished the feat almost 125 years ago. Congrats to a great Yankee, Derek Jeter. 

My only critique of your article is that I hope you make a small correction. Jeter joined Craig Biggio as the only players in history to accomplish getting to 3000 hits in a 5-hit game, not 4 hits as your article states. Please update that so all us Yankees fans don't get distracted from your article and harp on a minor peace of trivia.

Thanks.  


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