Nothing lifts morale among fans and teammates quite like the long-awaited arrival of a player's milestone.
Days prior to Derek Jeter's 3000th hit, fans, teammates and family waited anxiously for Jeter to hit his 3,000th ball and advance towards first base. However, everyone got more than they bargained for, as Jeter slammed his 3,000th hit into the stands for an unforgettable home run.
As Derek Jeter ran home his fans cheered, his teammates anxiously greeted their captain with hugs and applause, and his family watched from the stands tearful and proud.
Whether we have witnessed other Yankee milestones in the past, or have learned about baseball greats who have set the bar for the players today, witnessing and learning about a player who has reached a long-awaited milestone instills pride and joy, making us the diehard New York Yankee fans we are today.
Here is Derek Jeter and the eight greatest milestones in Yankee history.