Derek Jeter: The 3,000 Club (Validation #6)

July 9, 2011…

The Federation would like to say congratulations to Mr. Derek Jeter for becoming only the 28th person in major league baseball history to reach the elite 3,000-hit club, and the first to do it exclusively as a New York Yankee. Best of all he did it at Yankee Stadium, which only seems appropriate for a player that is well-loved among Yankee fans, including us.

The future Hall of Famer and Yankee captain has had a great career, so far, and may be finally starting to show his age (37) during this difficult season, but he proved today with his two hits (the 3,000th being a home run) that he still comes through in times of pressure, and he has been nothing but a class act throughout his entire career.

We hope that his body holds out and he has a few more good seasons in him, but even if not, he deserves all the accolades that have been thrown his way over the years and we thank him for all he has contributed to the World Series wins the Yankees enjoyed in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009. Jeter has given us Yankee fans much to cheer about over the past two decades. He is one of the most beloved Yankees of all time, and we are happy to see him reach this remarkable milestone. Congratulations Derek!

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