Derek Jeter did one of the things he has always done best Wednesday afternoon. He doubled in his first at-bat and came around to score later on a double by Alex Rodriguez to give the New York Yankees a 1-0 lead. The Yankees went on to win, 4-2.
That was Jeter’s only hit on the day as he went 1-for-4 and now has 2,984 career hits, 16 short of becoming the first player to ever reach 3,000 as a Yankee.
The Yankees are off Thursday before starting a three-game series in Anaheim against the Angels.
There are only a handful of players in baseball history with 3,000 hits for the same organization. Here is the list:
1) Ty Cobb – 3,900 hits with the Detroit Tigers.
2) Stan Musial – 3,630 hits with the St. Louis Cardinals.
3) Hank Aaron – 3,600 hits with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves.
4) Carl Yastrzemski – 3,419 hits with the Boston Red Sox.
5) Pete Rose – 3,358 hits with the Cincinnati Reds.
6) Willie Mays – 3,187 hits with the New York/San Francisco Giants.
7) Cal Ripken Jr. – 3,184 hits with the Baltimore Orioles.
8) George Brett – 3,154 hits with the Kansas City Royals.
9) Robin Yount – 3,142 hits with the Milwaukee Brewers.
10) Tony Gwynn – 3,141 hits with the San Diego Padres.
11) Craig Biggio – 3,060 hits with the Houston Astros.
12) Al Kaline – 3,007 hits with the Detroit Tigers.
13) Roberto Clemente – 3,000 hits with the Pittsburgh Pirates.