Derek Jeter 3,000 Hits: Latest Updates Following Jeter's Quest for Milestone

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Derek Jeter 3,000 Hits: Latest Updates Following Jeter's Quest for Milestone
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It's pretty incredible that no member of the 3,000-hit club has ever achieved that milestone mark wearing Yankee pinstripes.

But it's even harder to believe that no man who ever spent the bulk of his career at the game's most fabled franchise is even a member of the 3,000-hit club.

Wade Boggs was a member of the Red Sox first and foremost. Rickey Henderson may have spent a handful of seasons in the Bronx, but he's a Oakland Athletic through and through.

And although Dave Winfield's most infamous years (Mr. May, being spied on by George Steinbrenner) were with the Yankees, few think of him as a "Yankee legend."

That title is reserved for Babe Ruth, Lou Gerhig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Thurmon Munson, Don Mattingly and a few others, none of whom ever reached the 3,000-hit mark.

That all figures to change in the next week or so when Derek Jeter—a lifelong Yankee and future Hall of Famer—knocks his 3,000th hit. As of today (July 7), he's only three hits shy.

Because it's such a momentous event in baseball history, we'll keep you up to date on the Jeter chase for 3,000 in this dedicated quick hit.

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