Jeter - 3,000th hit

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And he did it with a home run.

It's pretty amazing to think that he's the first Yankee to ever make it to 3,000. I mean, this is the damn Yankees after all. To be the only Yankee to ever do anything at all is a significant record.

And, it happened in this new era of steroid testing. And, well... it couldn't have happend to a nicer guy, IMO. He's a good dude, from everything I have ever read. Congrats to him.
 
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Glad he finally got it for sure.
As someone said on twitter though, I'm glad he got it, partly for him, and partly for us, because ESPN's over-covering of events like this cheapens their real impact.

I think Jeter is a lot like Tiger pre-sex scandal. I feel like their is a bit of arrogance surrounding him, but it is deserved.
 
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Wow. I despise all things NY Yankees, but what a statement for Jeter. Not only the 3000th hit, but the first Yankee to do so, with the 3000th being a HR, going 5 for 5 in the game, with the winning RBI! Ridiculous.
 

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There are now 28 players that have 3,000 hits or more. Jeter was a #1 (6th overall) round draft pick by the Yankees in 1992. I saw Jeter play in Greensboro, N.C. in 1993. My son pitched against him that night.

He made is major league debut in 1995.

The only position Jeter has played in the minors and majors is shortstop.

Who played shortstop for the Yankees in 1992, 1993 and 1994?

Who besides Jeter has played shortstop for the Yankees since 1995?

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jeterde01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=jeter-001der
 

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I know they had Spike Owen from UT in one of those 3 years. Not sure if it was 92’, 93’ or 94’. Jeter did debut in 95’ like you said but I know for a fact they had Tony Fernandez for that season too and he played the majority of the games.

I know a kid named Ramiro Pena has played short for them some when Jeter has been hurt or had a day off. That is honestly the only ones I can think of. I think maybe Soriano played a game or two at SS when Jeter had a day off as well. Cano may have too. Not sure though. The point you are making of course that it has not been very many.
 

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I know they had Spike Owen from UT in one of those 3 years. Not sure if it was 92’, 93’ or 94’. Jeter did debut in 95’ like you said but I know for a fact they had Tony Fernandez for that season too and he played the majority of the games.

I know a kid named Ramiro Pena has played short for them some when Jeter has been hurt or had a day off. That is honestly the only ones I can think of. I think maybe Soriano played a game or two at SS when Jeter had a day off as well. Cano may have too. Not sure though. The point you are making of course that it has not been very many.
Two things that are surprising to me here. The first was the number of players that have played shortstop for the Yankees since Jeter reached the majors. The second is that I could not find the name(s) of the players who played shortstop for the Yankees in 1992. Maybe someone else can see it.

Alvaro Espinoza Shortstop 1988-1991

Spike Owen Shortstop 1993
Kevin Elster Shortstop 1994-1995
Tony Fernandez Shortstop 1995-1996
Andy Fox Shortstop 1996-1997
Rey Sanchez Shortstop 1997, 2005
Dale Sveum Shortstop 1998

Rafael Bournigal Shortstop 2000
Wilson Delgado Shortstop 2000
Jose Vizcaino Shortstop 2000
Erick Almonte* Shortstop 2001, 2003
Alex Arias Shortstop 2002
Felix Escalona Shortstop 2004-2006
Alex Rodriguez* Shortstop 2004-2011
C.J. Henry Shortstop 2006
Andy Cannizaro Shortstop 2006-2007
Eduardo Nunez* Shortstop 2006-2011
Ramiro Pena* Shortstop 2006-2007, 2009-2011
Alberto Gonzalez* Shortstop 2007-2008
Carlos Mendoza Shortstop 2007-2008
Chris Woodward* Shortstop 2008
Cody Ransom* Shortstop 2008-2009
Angel Berroa* Shortstop 2009
Walter Ibarra* Shortstop 2009-2010
Carmen Angelini* Shortstop 2009, 2011
Jose Pirela* Shortstop 2010-2011

http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/history/players.jsp?sortby=position&filter=6
 

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In 92’ it was Andy Stankiewicz and Dave Silvestri getting most of the games at SS. 94’ it was Dave Gallego and Randy Velarde.

That is a lot of names but guys like C.J. Henry, Carlos Mendoza, Walter Ibarra, Carmen Angelini and Jose Pirela haven’t/didn’t actually play for the NY Yanks. They were just in the farm system. .
 

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Chris Woodward has also never played for the NY Yankees. He was signed as a FA in the 08 offseason but released during spring training. Rafael Bournigal also never played for the Yankees and Luis Sojo played for the Yankees for 7 years and played 41 games at SS so there is one we can add.
 

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Heard on the radio the 20 something year old who caught it got the tickets to the game a month ago as a birthday present. Bet he never thought he'd get to literally catch history. Especially considering it was just Jeter's 3rd homer on the year.
 

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Heard on the radio the 20 something year old who caught it got the tickets to the game a month ago as a birthday present. Bet he never thought he'd get to literally catch history. Especially considering it was just Jeter's 3rd homer on the year.
I can't look it up right now, but I read that he donated the ball to the Yankees. #Fool
 

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I can't look it up right now, but I read that he donated the ball to the Yankees. #Fool
Gave it back to Jeter (via Yankees officials). It was a really cool move on his part. For his generosity, the Yankees gave him 4 suite tickets to every home game the rest of the year (including playoffs), 4 front row tickets to Sunday's game, some balls, jerseys, etc, and a meeting with Jeter.

I'd say he got the better end of that deal.
 

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Gave it back to Jeter (via Yankees officials). It was a really cool move on his part. For his generosity, the Yankees gave him 4 suite tickets to every home game the rest of the year (including playoffs), 4 front row tickets to Sunday's game, some balls, jerseys, etc, and a meeting with Jeter.

I'd say he got the better end of that deal.
I'm not sure. I think I would've kept the ball and gotten Jeter to sign it if I were him. To a true diehard Yankees fan, that would be completely priceless. But he definately got a good deal, no doubt.


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