The hype around Derek Jeter getting his 3,000th hit is starting to ramp up.
Rightfully so, 3,000 hits is a statistical milestone that will validate a great career by Jeter. Everyone is happy for him, even most Boston Red Sox fans.
Despite all the goodwill that he truly deserves, the media attention given to anything Jeter does can be overwhelming sometimes.
So if you’re already tired of hearing all about Derek Jeter and his upcoming coronation, here is a list of five Red Sox players who have milestones of their own that are in reach during the 2011 season.