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Several Members of The New York Giants Chime in on Derek Jeter’s Milestone of 3,000 Hits

July 10th, 2011 at 11:52 AM
By Kyle Langan

Just yesterday, Derek Jeter became the first member of the New York Yankees to reach 3,000 career hits, a feat which people had been waiting to witness across the sports world. Jeter’s chase for 3,000 was covered night and day over the course of the past several weeks, as he spent some time on the disabled list. Only 28 players in the history of baseball had done this before Jeter, making his milestone all the more impressive.

New York Yankees Derek Jeter reacts after hitting career hit number 3000 with a solo homerun in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York City on July 9, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo

You can count several members of the New York Giants among those who were impressed. 

Via Twitter, Michael Strahan was one of the first to chime in on Jeter.

Congrats to my man Jeter for his 3000th career hit…. Very fitting that it was a HR!! NY Legend

Even newcomers to the Big Blue family such as Prince Amukamara were impressed.

Congrats to Derek Jeter for everything he’s done and continues to do for the New York Yankees and for Major League Baseball!

Part of Jeter’s awe inspiring performance was the manner in which he did it in. Jeter hit a home run off of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price as part of a 5-for-5 performance which included the game winning hit. The storybook nature of Jeter’s record day is what captured the eye of wide receiver Steve Smith. 

Congrats Jeter. Couldn’t have been scripted ay better.

Even member of the Giants front office shared their thoughts on Jeter’s 3000th hit, namely vice president of communications Pat Hanlon.

Congrats to the Yanks Captain on 3000! Jeter’s HR comes as no surprise. Always rises to the occasion like only he can.

Personally, I was growing tired of all of the talk of Jeter’s quest for 3,000 hits as he approached it, but the manner in which he accomplished that feat changed my mind on that. The record, the moment, and the game were all worth the endless coverage and commentary. 

Players work their entire lives in every type of sport to achieve both the team and personal success that Jeter has had. Congratulations from Giants 101 to Derek Jeter.

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