Last week, Derek Jeter became just the 28th player in Major League Baseball history to join the 3,000-hit club—and he is the first New York Yankee to accomplish the feat.
Of all the 43 members of the Hall of Fame that've donned the Yankees' pinstripes—not one accomplished what Derek Jeter has done. Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra—just to name a few famous Yankees—never reached the 3,000-hit plateau.
It's astounding, really. Perhaps, one last major feat achieved by the future first-ballot Hall of Famer.
It's no secret around baseball that Derek Jeter is the face of the most fabled franchise in sports—and now that he has done what no one in Yankees' history had managed to achieve, he'll be the "Captain" of the games most captivating franchise for years to come.
And you'd better believe that all this hoopla—all the "Jeter mania"—chaffs a certain slugger's hind quarters.
Alex Rodriguez must be incredibly jealous right now. Here are the top five reasons why.