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Derek Jeter’s first-inning triple gave him career hit No. 3,056, moving past Rickey Henderson for sole possession of 21st place on baseball’s all-time list.
It’s been a busy week for Jeter, who also passed Rod Carew (3,053). Next up is Craig Biggio (3,060), but after that, Jeter will have to wait a little bit before knocking off any new names. His boyhood idol, Dave Winfield, has a healthy lead at 3,110.
Jeter came around to score later in the inning, giving him 1,752 runs scored for his career, good for sole possession of 20th place all-time. That breaks a tie with Jimmie Foxx.
With an infield single in the first inning on Wednesday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter surpassed Rod Carew on baseball’s all-time hits list with 3,054, then equaled Rickey Henderson for 21st place with a third-inning RBI single.
Jeter tied Carew with a 3-for-3 performance in Tuesday’s 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jeter tied the Hall of Fame infielder by legging out a ball hit to second base off righty Trevor Cahill.
As Jeter was approaching his 3,000th hit, Carew said that he has cheered for the Yankees captain from afar for some time.
“I’m a Derek Jeter fan,” Carew said. “I’ve watched this young man play since Day 1. I’ve always enjoyed the way he has played the game. When you go out there every day and you’re consistent, good things happen. That’s what has happened to Derek over the years as a hitter in the big leagues. He’s been a consistent player, a consistent hitter.”
Henderson had a 25-year big league career, logging 513 of those hits with the Yankees from 1985-89.
NEW YORK – Derek Jeter’s unforgettable entry into the 3,000 hits club was celebrated on Saturday by the Yankees, as the captain was lavishly honored with gifts in a pre-game ceremony.
The Yankees unveiled a 225-pound custom, one-of-a-kind sculpture for Jeter, which was commissioned by CC Sabathia and Jorge Posada and depicts Jeter doffing his cap after the milestone.
Wheeled to home plate on a flat bed cart underneath a black cloth, the inscription reads, “To our captain, leader and friend, congratulations on a great achievement, from your teammates.”
The mirrored, stainless steel sculpture was created by Scott Kranzler of Milgo Industrial.
Jeter became the 28th player all-time and the first Yankee to join the 3,000 hits club on July 9 against the Rays, homering off left-hander David Price in the third inning.
It was announced on Saturday that Jeter would donate his batting helmet and batting gloves from that game to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jeter’s parents, Charles and Dorothy, and his sister, Sharlee, were present for the ceremony.
Yankees team president Randy Levine and chief operating officer Lonn Trost presented Jeter with a 14-inch Waterford crystal vase, hand-crafted in Ireland and copper wheel engraved with the Yankee Stadium and “DJ3K” logos.
From managing general partner and co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner and his wife, Christina, Jeter and his father received 14-karat Balfour white gold rings with 50 total diamonds, 14 of which made up a number “2.”
The Steinbrenners also presented Jeter’s mother and sister with ring top pendants with the “DJ3K” logo.
Speaking over the Yankee Stadium public address system, Rivera said, “I want to say thank God for giving me the opportunity to play with a tremendous player like Derek and being in this organization, and being able to see every one of them.
“Jeet, I love you, and continue. God bless you and God bless your family.”
Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit came the last time the Rays were in town, and they’ll celebrate it all over again on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the press release from the Yankees, asking fans to be in their seats by 3:45 p.m. ET:
YANKEES TO CELEBRATE DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH CAREER HIT WITH A SPECIAL PREGAME CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
The New York Yankees tonight announced that a special pregame ceremony celebrating Derek Jeter’s 3,000th career hit will be held prior to Saturday’s game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled to begin at 4:10 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch at 2:00 p.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 3:45 p.m.
On July 9, 2011, Jeter became the 28th player all time—and at 37 years, 13 days the fourth youngest—to reach the 3,000-hit plateau with a third-inning solo home run off Tampa Bay’s David Price. Jeter would finish the game 5-for-5 with the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning. He joined Wade Boggs as the only two players to hit a home run as their 3,000th career hit, and became only the second player to record at least five hits in the game in which they recorded their 3,000th hit (also Craig Biggio).
Before taking the stage on Saturday night in Phoenix, Ariz., where he is participating in several Major League Baseball All-Star events, Bernie Williams passed on the following message to Derek Jeter.
STATEMENT FROM FORMER YANKEE BERNIE WILLIAMS REGARDING DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH HIT:
“Congratulations, Jeet, on No. 3,000. I wish I could have been at the Stadium today, but I was certainly glued to the TV in my hotel room in Arizona. In true Jeter fashion, you did not limp into the 3,000 hit club, but absolutely blew the doors off of it. I celebrate with you, your family and friends, all your teammates through the years, the Yankee organization, and baseball fans around the world. While the home run for number 3,000 is what everyone will remember from this day…knowing you…you probably are more satisfied with that eighth inning single up the middle that won the game. I was privileged to have the best seat in the house to see the majority of those 3,000 hits, and so many of your greatest moments, and while today is yet another one of those moments to add to your amazing career in pinstripes, I know there is still a lot more to come. Just exhale, enjoy it, and know what an honor it was to be your teammate for so many years. Tonight, my last song is dedicated to you my friend. “
“Long before joining the 3,000 hit club, Derek Jeter became another one of New York’s icons because he represents what is best in the spirit of our city: an unbreakable belief that with hard work and determination, anything can be accomplished. Perhaps above all else, Derek is someone who loves this city and who has a long history of giving back to the place and the people that helped make him the superstar he is. New York has a greater baseball tradition than any other city, but we’ve never had a player get all 3,000 hits in a New York uniform until today. Congratulations Derek – you’ve made all of New York City proud.”
STATEMENT FROM HALL OF FAMER AND FORMER YANKEE WADE BOGGS
“Congratulations, first of all, to Derek Jeter on joining the 3,000 hit club. It is an exclusive honor, achieved by only a select group, that not many people can call their own. It is a monumental achievement, and Derek has climbed the mountain. He’s reached that honor, where he can stake his flag in the mountain and call it his own.
“I had the opportunity to play with Derek when he was a rookie in 1996, and I had no doubts that Derek would reach this milestone. He is a very consistent player and he never deviated from his game. When you stay healthy and you are consistent and compile a lengthy career like Derek has done, you have the opportunity to reach that 3,000 hit plateau.
“Reaching the 3,000 hit mark is another piece of the legacy that Derek has created. It won’t be too long now before we are on the verandah in Cooperstown at the Otesaga Hotel celebrating his Induction to the Hall of Fame.”
As my 4 train pulled into the Yankee Stadium stop this morning, the conductor got on and made the following announcement: “Let’s go, Derek Jeter.” Coming down the stairway, a stocky NYPD cop announced to no one in particular: “It’s a great day for history.” And there were thousands already gathered outside Gates 4 and 6, waiting for their chance to see a great moment.
And so maybe there will be one to cheer for. It certainly is a picture-perfect day in the Bronx as we try this all over again, with Derek Jeter two hits from 3,000. Everyone is anxious to get the milestone in the books; the players want to see it and be part of it, but they also want to get back to the business of focusing on only winning baseball games.
So, too, does Jeter. He admitted in Cleveland that he is uncomfortable with the constant crush of cameras trailing his every move, including those filming the chase for a HBO documentary. Jeter’s always trying to get a hit when he steps in the box, but he would agree that the spotlight is burning even brighter than usual these days.
Here are today’s lineups:
Johnny Damon DH
Ben Zobrist RF
Evan Longoria 3B
Casey Kotchman 1B
B.J. Upton CF
Matt Joyce LF
John Jaso C
Reid Brignac SS
Pitching: David Price LHP (8-7, 3.56)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada DH
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Brett Gardner LF
Pitching: A.J. Burnett RHP (8-7, 4.12)
- Alex Rodriguez did not speak to the media pre-game, and the Yankees said there would be nothing further at the moment on his right meniscus tear. A-Rod is weighing surgery that could cost him a month, and Joe Girardi said a decision should be made today. Girardi said he won’t play Rodriguez today or tomorrow for sure.
- Nick Swisher was out of the lineup again with a tight left quad. He suffered it on Thursday chasing Ben Zobrist’s triple in the right field corner, after trying to kick it to stop its progress. He wasn’t in last night’s rained-out lineup either.
- Sounds like you can pretty much forget about Eric Chavez stepping in to replace A-Rod. Chavez is still dealing with back issues and Girardi said there is no timetable for his return. Either way, get ready to see a lot of Eduardo Nunez.
- Girardi said he could use Freddy Garcia – who was rained out from his start yesterday – out of the bullpen, “but we really haven’t done that much, so we would have to see how we would do it.”
CLEVELAND – Derek Jeter has moved within three hits of becoming the 28th Major League player to collect 3,000, raking an opposite-field double off the Indians’ Justin Masterson on Wednesday.
Jeter stroked his hit over the head of right fielder Austin Kearns while batting in the eighth inning, with the Yankees trailing, 3-0, at Progressive Field.
The captain had struck out, flown out to center field and walked in his previous at-bats against Masterson, coming into Wednesday’s game 5-for-12 lifetime against the right-hander.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi has said that he will consider continuing to play Jeter until he reaches the milestone. New York will travel home to begin a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays that opens on Thursday.
Hello from Progressive Field, where Derek Jeter has struck out in his first plate appearance. Yes, we’re all #DJ3K, all the time here in Cleveland. Meanwhile, that Phil Hughes character is back on the mound for the Yankees. They’re hoping for six or seven innings and 100 pitches from last year’s 18-game winner.
Here are tonight’s lineups:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (0-1, 13.94)
Michael Brantley LF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Travis Hafner DH
Carlos Santana C
Grady Sizemore CF
Orlando Cabrera 2B
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
Matt LaPorta 1B
Austin Kearns RF
Pitching: RHP Justin Masterson (6-6, 2.85)