Jeter gets one hit closer to history

In the first inning, of the last game of the series against the Cleveland Indians, Derek Jeter had his 2,994th hit.  He is only six hits away from joining the elusive 3,000 hit club, and he has the rest of the game as well as the three-game series against the Texas Rangers to do so at home.

Hopefully he will have one of his vintage four-hit games against the Rangers to improve his chances of tying Roberto Clemente, and becoming the 28th player in baseball history with 3,000 career hits, in the Bronx.  If he gets one more hit in this game that will leave him five hits away, which is surely doable in a three-game series.  If Jeter does not get another hit later in the game another four-hit game, like he had on May 8th, also against the Rangers, will be necessary.  It will not by easy based on the season Jeter is having so far, although he has hit much better recently, but he very much wants to have the home crowd behind him when he accomplishes this phenomenal feat.

This proves that Jeter has been remarkably consistent and reliable during his 17 year career.  He has been able to stay injury free for the most part, only playing less than 150 games three times during his Hall of Fame career.


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