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Bloomberg: Jeter represents best in spirit of NYC

STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH CAREER HIT

“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.”

Boggs: 3,000 “another piece of the legacy” of Jeter

This just popped in from the Yankees:

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.”

Game 87: Yankees vs. Rays

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:

RAYS (49-39)
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)

YANKEES (51-35)
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.”

Jeter doubles for hit No. 2,997

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.

Game 85: Yankees at Indians

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:

YANKEES (51-33)
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)

INDIANS (45-39)
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)

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