Derek Jeter has long been considered one of the top clutch performers in baseball history. On Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, he reminded us why that is the case.
The Yankees shortstop delivered hits in his first two at-bats to become the 28th player to reach the 3,000 hit milestone. He also joined Wade Boggs as the only other player to smash a home run on his 3,000th career hit.
Check out the video of Derek Jeter’s 3,000th career hit to soak up the moment:
At 37 years old, Jeter is the fourth-youngest player to reach 3,000 career hits. He’s been criticized throughout the season for his low batting average and poor stats, but for one day he reminded us that he’s still a special player.
Isn’t it fitting that Jeter had his best game of the season was the game he surpassed 3,000 hits?Google+