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RKMeibalane
07-09-2011, 02:05 PM
With his home run off David Price this afternoon, Derek Jeter becomes the first member of the New York Yankees to reach 3,000 hits.

aryzner
07-09-2011, 02:06 PM
Watched it live on MLB Network. What a way to get to 3,000.

Congratulations Jeter.

Zakath
07-09-2011, 02:26 PM
Still hard to believe he's the first Yankee to get to 3K.

Only the second player to get the 3000th hit with a HR (the other was Wade Boggs). Paul Molitor was the only one to ever hit a triple for his 3000th.

Red Barchetta
07-09-2011, 02:45 PM
Still hard to believe he's the first Yankee to get to 3K.

Only the second player to get the 3000th hit with a HR (the other was Wade Boggs). Paul Molitor was the only one to ever hit a triple for his 3000th.

Pretty cool! To do it at home (DL *cough*) is a big thrill as well. :D:

CLUBHOUSE KID
07-09-2011, 02:52 PM
Saw it and loved it. A homer from DJ, who woulda thought. Congrats. Still hard to believe he is the only Yankee to do so.

knocko94
07-09-2011, 02:58 PM
That giant guy who grabbed the ball is lucky as ****.

LITTLE NELL
07-09-2011, 03:18 PM
He just singled and is now 4 for 4 today.

SI1020
07-09-2011, 03:22 PM
OK so maybe it's not mature or sportsmanlike but I'm sick of Derek Jeter. It is quite an accomplishment though.

RKMeibalane
07-09-2011, 03:42 PM
OK so maybe it's not mature or sportsmanlike but I'm sick of Derek Jeter. It is quite an accomplishment though.

I'm no fan of Jeter, and believe he's one of the most overrated players in the history of the game, but I am a fan of baseball, and three thousand hits is a remarkable achievement.

doublem23
07-09-2011, 03:45 PM
Great achievement for a great player. Now can I please stop hearing about him every day.

Red Barchetta
07-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Great achievement for a great player. Now can I please stop hearing about him every day.

...just imagine if he would have done it against the Red Sox! Books would be written about the day and all the stars in the universe would have aligned. :rolleyes:

A great achievement. However killed by the east coast baseball/sports media.

Funny how both Boggs and Jeter did it with home runs when throughout their careers, were not known as power hitters.

gobears1987
07-09-2011, 04:12 PM
I'm no fan of Jeter, and believe he's one of the most overrated players in the history of the game, but I am a fan of baseball, and three thousand hits is a remarkable achievement.

His glove is the most overrated glove in history, but he's probably the best contact hitter behind Ichiro in the last few decades.

RKMeibalane
07-09-2011, 04:25 PM
His glove is the most overrated glove in history, but he's probably the best contact hitter behind Ichiro in the last few decades.

http://www.hickoksports.com/images/gwynn_tony.jpg

"Ahem..."

tstrike2000
07-09-2011, 04:36 PM
Congrats to Derek, that's quite an achievement.

Fenway
07-09-2011, 05:05 PM
That giant guy who grabbed the ball is lucky as ****.

He gave the ball back - NYY gave him 4 season tickets plus playoffs for rest of year...

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2011/07/09/2011-07-09_derek_jeters_3000_hit_ball_nabbed_by_luckiest_f an_highland_mills_resident_christ.html

YES will replay this game for 500 years.

5-5 now at 3003

A. Cavatica
07-09-2011, 06:00 PM
**** Derek Jeter. I never root for any Yankee, ever.

Viva Medias B's
07-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Congratulations to Derek!

spongyfungy
07-09-2011, 09:53 PM
wow. Jeter has a charmed career. hitting a homer for your 3000th hit at home and going 5-5?

When A-Rod gets his, he'll probably get it in Seattle, breaking up Felix's no-hitter on an infield single ruled on a blown call. and a riot breaks out. and 5 people die

#1swisher
07-10-2011, 12:05 PM
Congratulations DJ on 3K! :gulp:

Railsplitter
07-10-2011, 01:59 PM
Either getting the 3,000th hit on or homer or in a 5 for 5 game would be something special. Jeter did both.

doublem23
07-10-2011, 02:17 PM
wow. Jeter has a charmed career. hitting a homer for your 3000th hit at home and going 5-5?

When A-Rod gets his, he'll probably get it in Seattle, breaking up Felix's no-hitter on an infield single ruled on a blown call. and a riot breaks out. and 5 people die

I would only hope that his bat breaks, too, exposing the corked inside.

Fenway
07-11-2011, 07:26 PM
NYY sold over $2.5 M in Jeter merchandise in 24 hours after he hit 3000

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281564_2143765626412_1014362077_32471131_2336251_n .jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/282554_2143766066423_1014362077_32471133_8133589_n .jpg

wilburaga
07-11-2011, 07:48 PM
**** Derek Jeter. I never root for any Yankee, ever.

Amen to that!!!

thomas35forever
07-12-2011, 01:43 AM
Jeter is one Yankees player I actually respect. Congrats to him.

BleacherBandit
07-12-2011, 02:03 AM
Jeter is one Yankees player I actually respect. Congrats to him.

+1 this is a great moment for baseball. No reason to devalue it.

Fenway
07-12-2011, 02:14 AM
Jeter is one Yankees player I actually respect. Congrats to him.

Mariano also - we may never see a reliever like him again.

CLUBHOUSE KID
07-12-2011, 02:18 PM
A bit late but congrats Derek! I saw it "live" on mlb.com.

I really don't understand blind Yankee hatred... :rolleyes:

doublem23
07-12-2011, 03:14 PM
I really don't understand blind Yankee hatred...

Really? REALLY?

You don't have to agree with it to understand it.

BleacherBandit
07-12-2011, 03:29 PM
Really? REALLY?

You don't have to agree with it to understand it.

I hate the Yankees because of their managment. I hate the Red Sox because of ESPN and some of their fans (and their managemnt, too, but not nearly enough as their fans). Derek Jeter has always exhibited class and respect.

doublem23
07-12-2011, 03:34 PM
I hate the Yankees because of their managment. I hate the Red Sox because of ESPN and some of their fans (and their managemnt, too, but not nearly enough as their fans). Derek Jeter has always exhibited class and respect.

No he hasn't, just this past off-season he whined and whined and whined that the Yankees weren't offering him enough tens of millions of dollars to keep playing a kid's game. Sure, he's better off than a lot of athletes, but he's human like the rest of us, and has faults no different than anyone else. He's lead a charmed career and at his peak, was an excellent player.

That said, he's a Yankee, so he can go shove it.

CLUBHOUSE KID
07-12-2011, 03:58 PM
I was upset with DJ this past off season but I've spoken to him multiple times in person and he is a classy guy. He started the conversation with me...

I understand why people dislike the Yankees but someone who happens to play on that team and does great people go right to **** the Yankees.

Paulwny
07-12-2011, 04:21 PM
That giant guy who grabbed the ball is lucky as ****.


The IRS has something to say.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/yankees-fan-caught-derek-jeter-ball-pickle-irs/story?id=14054473

CLUBHOUSE KID
07-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Just saw that on Yahoo lol

knocko94
07-12-2011, 07:47 PM
The IRS has something to say.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/yankees-fan-caught-derek-jeter-ball-pickle-irs/story?id=14054473

Note that I said this around the time he caught the ball, and before he decided to stupidly give it away for some tickets. He was lucky to have the chance to sell the ball for a couple hundred thousand at least, then he would have no problem with the taxes on that gain, and could pay off his seemingly crippling student loans.

The guy was obviously 1 part lucky, 5 parts stupid.

DeadMoney
07-13-2011, 07:04 PM
Note that I said this around the time he caught the ball, and before he decided to stupidly give it away for some tickets. He was lucky to have the chance to sell the ball for a couple hundred thousand at least, then he would have no problem with the taxes on that gain, and could pay off his seemingly crippling student loans.

The guy was obviously 1 part lucky, 5 parts stupid.

Well that one part lucky (http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/6765849/companies-line-help-new-york-yankees-fan-christian-lopez) is certainly allowing him to make a name for himself (and will probably go A LOT further for him than any amount of money would).