Yanks captain chases hits milestone July 8, 2011Posted by Edwin Ritter in Grab Bag, Trends.
Tags: 3K hits, baseball, Jeter, Yankees
New York Yankee captain and all-star short stop, Derek Jeter, is closing in on baseball history. He is 2 hits shy of 3,000 for his career and is the only Yankee, current or past, to reach this milestone. During a homestand this weekend against division rivals Tampa Bay, it is likely that Derek will get the 2 hits he needs to reach this next achievement in his future hall of fame career. In all of baseball, Jeter will be only the 28th player to have 3000 hits. Derek is that exceedingly rare MLB player who has only played for the New York Yankees his entire career.
As usual, the captain is not talking too much about this significant event. He is focused on helping his team win games. Yet, they have only won 1 game in 5 since his return. It is hard not to be distracted when an HBO film crew is dogging you and the team.
Jeter has just come off the disabled list earlier this week. During that time, the Yanks were 17-3. Now that he is back in the line up, he will play every day until the All-Star break next week.
I hope he gets his 3,000th hit on Saturday. I will be watching the Yanks playing a day game, with history on deck.
What could be more American than that?