Jeter’s 3,000th Hit More Impresive Than His 2,722nd?

Derek Jeter is on a seven game hitting streak. A streak that has helped to move him to 2,984 career hits. Just 16 hits away from 3,000 hits as a Yankee. No Yankee has ever done it. And I think it will be a while before any Yankee does it again. 

With that said, it makes me think. Hit number 2,722 for Jeter made him the all time Yankee hit leader:

So is 3,000 more of a milestone than 2,722?

Sure 3,000 hits is an AMAZING milestone for any player. But is it THAT much more impresive than hit number 2,772? Leave a comment and help me solve this delima in my head……

Now that’s the first part of this enty. The second part deals with when Jeter will get it.

This question is hard to predict. If Jeter keeps his streak up, he’ll get to 3,000 in exactly 16 more games. That would be June 19th, in Chicago versus the Cubs. But it is more likely that he’ll want to get it at home, in Yankee stadium.

So the next available game at home would be June 24th versus the Rockies. But if Jeter starts getting like 2 hits a game, he could get it in the last home series before leaving for a long stretch of road games. It all depends on if Jeter can keep the hit streak up.

The only sure bet is that Derek will get hit number 3,000 sometime this month. So stay tuned to Jeter’s progress, and watch EVERY Yankees game when he gets closer.

Hit number 3,000 is just around the corner…….

3 Comments

Well I think that while 3,000 is simply the more impressive number because it is bigger. I think that the more notable achievement will be 2772 because I think you get more recognition for being the Yankees’ all time hits leader than you do for being yet another member of the 3,000 hit club just because of the enormity of dedicated Yankee fans throughout the generations.

Baseball will always be about round numbers. Case in point, Jeter’s 3,000th hit will be nowhere near the all-time record of Pete Rose’s 4,256. Therefor I think the 3,000th hit will be replayed and talked about more than the all-time Yankees mark.

Still love him or hate him, it is impressive that he’s been able to do what he’s done, all while with the Yankees. Look at some of the big names that have come through that city and how quickly they’ve gone from hero to public enemy no.1.

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MATEO-
I agree that Jeter’s 2,772 hit is more notable because no Yankee has ever gotten that many hits.

BLUEJAYSNEST-
I also agree with you that hit number 3,000 will be talked about more than 2,722.

BOTH- Thanks for your input on the subject. Much appreciated.

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