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Derek Jeter Goes Wade Boggs, Homers 3,000th Hit

Derek Jeter tallied hits 2,999 and 3,000 in his first two at bats against David Price today. The first a liner between shortstop and third, and the second a towering homerun into left field on a 3-2 count. 

Needless to say, Yankee stadium gave their Captain a standing ovation for possibly ten minutes. Jeter is the 28th man to reach 3,000 hits, the 11th to do so on only one team, the 4th youngest player in history, the 2nd to do so on a home run, and the 1st in Yankee history.

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Video: mlb.com

High fives, hugs and hand shakes all around to Jeter, who Rays commentator Dewayne Staats rightly called a "class act". Congrats Jeter. Now I hope your team loses...

The first player to reach 3,000 hits on a home run was Wade Boggs with the Tampa Bay Rays: August 7th, 1999.

This was Derek Jeter's 3rd home run and David Price's 11th allowed on the season. The game is tied at 1-1 after three innings. Matt Joyce also went long in the second.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.