Saturday, July 09, 2011

A Day for the Ages

Derek Jeter became only the second MLB player to reach 3,000 regular season hits with a home run. I've pooh-poohed this milestone because, if you count Jeter's playoff stats, he had 3,183 hits coming into today's game.

Until last season, when he batted .270, Jeter was known for coming up with big hits, seemingly never overwhelmed by the situation. Jeter's average was .256 coming into today, but today was a reminder how clutch Jeter can be. He not only reached 3,000 but finished the game 5-5, including the game-winning RBI single in the 8th inning.

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