Derek Jeter has joined an elite group, earning his 3,000th hit on Saturday against Tampa Bay pitcher David Price. Jeter becomes the first Yankee to reach the exclusive group, reaching this milestone on a home run in the third inning.
Derek Jeter's march to 3,000 will have to wait at least one more night (and two more hits).
The New York Yankees Captain's night started off well. His leadoff double to left in the first gave the crowd a jolt of electricity that they were going to see history. But then the Rays Jeff Niemann settled down and closed the history books with a strong performance and a 5-1 win on the Yankees home turf.