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Derek Jeter singles in first at bat for career hit No. 2,999

Jul 9, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

Derek Jeter Reuters

Maybe the missing home game won’t matter that much, after all.

Derek Jeter just singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning for career hit No. 2,999. On a 3-2 pitch, he hit a ground ball through the left side of the infield off Rays’ left-hander David Price.

Jeter now sits just one hit away from becoming the 28th player in baseball history to reach the 3000-hit plateau.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the afternoon.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jul 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Our long national nightmare is finally coming to an end.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Congratulations to Jeter. Number 3000 was a home run. Now the rest ot the season can go on without this sideshow.

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