Alex Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a slight meniscus tear in his right knee.
Daily Archives: July 9, 2011
Well, Derek Jeter had finally did it! The captain of the New York Yankees was the first Yankee and 28th player overall to reach the 3,000th hit club. On a day that was filled with anticipation and people looking for tickets, it was a day that Derek Jeter hoped would be the day he hit 3,000. As he walked to the press room before the game, every writer wanted to know about his 3,000 hit. How did Derek Jeter respond. Looking uncomfortable and sick of the attention of 3,000 and even muttered, “Here we go.”
Well Derek Jeter doesn’t have to worry about that anymore. On a hot Saturday afternoon at the stadium, Derek Jeter had a historical day, capping a 5 for 5 day with an RBI and a stolen base. How did hit 3,000 happen you ask? In the third inning, it was Derek Jeter and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price. Price threw a 3-2 pitch which was clocked into the seats for the 3,000th hit. The Yankees players all looked with anticipation as Jeter rounded the bases, and were all waiting for him when he reached home plate. Jeter gave each one a hug and gave the crowd a curtain call as he headed back to the dugout. The young man that had caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit, 23 year old Christian Lopez handed the ball over to Yankees officials and didn’t want a single dime from the ball. That didn’t stop the Yankees from giving Lopez incentives for his nice gesture. Lopez was rewarded with four ticket suites for every remaining game of the season as well as legend seats for tomorrow’s series finale against the Rays. He also got merchandise and has the opportunity to meet Derek Jeter.
To cap off the perfect day for Jeter, the Yankees beat the Rays in a 5-4 game and now have the opportunity to take the series from the Rays in tomorrow’s matchup.
Congratulations Derek Jeter! You made history and are definitely the icon of baseball in our eyes.