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Derek Jeter: New York Yankees Captain Collects 3,000th Hit

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run in the third inning for career hit 3000 while playing against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIJuly 9, 2011

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter just collected the 3,000th hit of his career.

Jeter came into Saturday’s game needing just two hits to reach 3,000 and he singled through the hole between short and third in the first and homered off of David Price in the third to reach the milestone.

Jeter hit a 3-2 slider from Price into the left field bleachers for his 3,000 hit. He now joins Wade Boggs as the only players to collect their 3,000th hit on a HR.

Say what you want about Jeter, but the guy certainly has a flare for the dramatic. To get your 3,000th hit on a HR is pretty amazing. He also homered at 2:00 EST, which is amazing as well.

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