3,000

Jeter became the second player in baseball history to hit a home run for his 3,000th career hit (Wade Boggs)

You couldn’t paint a better picture. Jeter hits a bomb on his 3,000th hit, goes 5 for 5, and drives in the game-winning RBI. This day pretty much sums up his career as a Yankee. When he’s expected to rise to the occasion, he always comes through. Now that Jeter is at 3,000, would you say that he’s the greatest shortstop of all-time? I know Ripken is one of the greats, but that would be like saying Favre is the greatest quarterback of all-time (one ring and had a million starts in a row). Wagner hit over .328 in his career with over 3,400 hits but this was back in the day when nobody even played with gloves pretty much. I think it’s easier to get a hit when the ball is as hard as a rock and guys are using mittens (not to mention no one was throwing over 90 mph). So I’m going to make a bold statement and say that Jeter is the greatest shortstop of all-time. Boom. 

Overall, today was a great day for baseball. I don’t think there’s been a clean milestone in the MLB since Ripken breaking Gehrig’s playing streak in 1995. If you think about all the great milestones since, you have McGwire’s home run record in ’98, Bonds home run record in ’01, Bonds surpassing Aaron as the greatest home run hitter of all-time in ’07, and A-Rod’s 500th and 600th homers. So, like I said, this has been the cleanest milestone since Ripken. Now with all the 3,000 hit fiasco done with, let’s get back to normal baseball. Let’s hope the Yanks can take the series from the Rays tomorrow afternoon. Since I’ll be at the stadium tomorrow, I’ll have plenty of pictures for you guys.

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One Response to “3,000”

  1. Colette Says:

    If you were watching this and it were a movie…yeah it would be enjoyable, feel good, rah-rah. But unbelievable for sure. That is what makes baseball such a great game, and Jeter a baseball icon. The reality of a HR for 3,000 for #2 at 2pm, going 5-5, driving in the winning run is unbelievable. I saw it…and I still don’t believe the epic moment I witnessed today. #2 is #1 in my book.

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