Talk about coincidences.
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- Jeter became the second player ever to hit a home run for his 3000th hit. Hall of Famer Wade Boggs was the other.
- Jeter was also the second player ever to collect 5 hits on the day of his 3000th hit. Craig Biggio also accomplished the rare feat. In fact, only 4 players have accumulated, at least, 4 hits on their 3000th-hit day. Jeter and Biggio each collected 5 hits and George Brett and Tony Gwynn had 4 hits on their milestone day.
- Jeter is the 11th player to get all 3000 hits while playing for one team.
- Jeter was 8 days younger than all-time hits leader Pete Rose (4256 hits) when Rose got his 3000th hit.
I guess the logical question would be-- At 3003 hits, does Jeter have another 1253 hits left in him to pass Rose?
We'll see what his plans are when his contract expires after 2014, which by then he should be hovering around 3600 hits, if he stays healthy.
Stats courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau