Jeter goes 5-for-5, gets 3,000th hit in dramatic fashion
The future Hall of Famer entered the game against the Rays that day with 2,998 career hits, and only two games left in the homestand if he wanted to get his 3,000th at Yankee Stadium.
“I felt like I was pressing to [hit No. 3,000] here [at home],” Jeter told the Journal News. “I’d been lying for quite some time about not feeling the pressure.”
It was the culmination of a career for Jeter, who was then in his 17th season wearing the iconic pinstripes of the team that drafted him sixth overall in 1992.
“The thing that means the most to me is that I’ve been able to get all those hits in a Yankee uniform,” Jeter said. “No one’s been able to do that before, which is hard to believe. I’ve grown up with these fans. They’ve seen me since I’ve been 20 years old.”
Janey Murray was the digital content specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum