Tag:3000 hits
Posted on: July 4, 2011 6:19 pm
Edited on: July 4, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Jeter Watch: Chase for 3,000 resumes

By Matt Snyder

The active leader in career hits is back in action Monday night for the Yankees, as Derek Jeter has returned from the disabled list. The Yankees are in Cleveland to play the Indians and Jeter will be hitting leadoff.

Jeter Watch
Jeter enters the game with 2,994 career hits, good for 28th on the all-time list. When he does get to the famed 3,000-hit plateau, he'll tie Roberto Clemente for 27th. Of the 27 men with at least 3,000 career hits, the only ones not in the Hall of Fame are Pete Rose, Craig Biggio and Rafael Palmeiro. Biggio's going to get in when eligible, Rose is banned and Palmeiro likely won't get in due to testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Simply put, 3,000 hits is good for automatic election to the Hall, unless there are special circumstances.

We'll be updating this post after each Jeter plate appearance.

Plate appearance No. 1: Reached on an error by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall.

Plate appearance No. 2: Flew out to center field.

Plate appearance No. 3: Grounded out to third base.

Plate appearance No. 4: Lined out softly to shortstop.

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Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:48 am
Edited on: June 10, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Jeter Watch: Only 10 hits to go

By Matt Snyder

The Yankees were swept by Red Sox after losing Thursday night, 8-3, when a seven-run seventh for the Red Sox buried the Yankees. They're now two games behind the Red Sox in the AL East. The Yankees have lost three in a row while the Red Sox have won six straight. The subplot, of course, was Derek Jeter's quest to get his 3,000th hit in front of the home crowd. The Yankees now have seven games left on their current homestand, so it looks like it's going to get interesting.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Jeter went 1-4 with a single, RBI and a run scored. He has a modest -- very modest -- five-game hitting streak.

HITS TO GO: 10

ALL-TIME LIST: Still 28th, where he'll be until he ties Roberto Clemente at exactly 3,000.

NEXT UP: Jeter's Yankees host the Indians, who have been scuffling for the past few weeks. Friday night, Fausto Carmona is the starting pitcher for the Tribe. Including the postseason, Jeter is 7-24 (.292) career against Carmona. He's never had a really good or really bad game against Carmona. It's mostly just 1-3 or 1-4 games in their slightly brief history against one another.

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Posted on: June 8, 2011 10:46 pm
 

Jeter Watch: 2,989 down, 11 to go

Derek Jeter

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Derek Jeter is now a member of a second-place team, as the Red Sox moved ahead of the Yankees in the American League East by a game with an 11-6 victory at Yankee Stadium. Jeter added to his hit parade, doubling in the fifth inning, but grounding into an inning-ending double play in the sixth with bases loaded and the Yankees trailing by three runs. New York will wrap up its series with Boston tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 1 for 5 with a double

HITS TO GO: 11

ALL-TIME LIST: Jeter will stand at No. 28 on the all-time hit list until he gets to 3,000, when he'll tie Roberto Clemente for 27th.

NEXT UP: As you'd expect, Jeter's plenty familiar with Red Sox starter Josh Beckett. Although he's faced Wednesday's starter Tim Wakefield the most of any pitcher, Beckett isn't too far behind on the list, coming in fifth. The only pitchers who have faced Jeter more than Beckett are Wakefield, Pedro Martinez, Roy Halladay and Sidney Ponson. Against Beckett, Jeter is hitting .300/.341/.425 with four doubles and two home runs. He's 24 for 80 with 12 strikeouts.

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Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Jeter Watch: Up to 2,988

By Matt Snyder

The most important news of the night for the Yankees was they lost to the Red Sox and fell into a virtual tie for first with their bitter rivals. They did dodge a bullet with Mark Teixeira, too, but in Jeter Watch, we're focusing on the milestone. Derek Jeter's quest to join an elite club took two steps forward.

TUESDAY NIGHT: 2-5 with a pair of singles.

HITS TO GO: 12

ALL-TIME LIST: The second hit moved Jeter past Hall of Famer Sam Rice and into 28th on the all-time hit list. The next person the list is Roberto Clemente with exactly 3,000 hits.

NEXT UP: Tim Wakefield takes the mound for the Red Sox Wednesday. There is no one Jeter has faced more in his career than Wakefield (Pedro Martinez is second, in news that isn't relevant). In 127 career plate appearances against Wakefield, Jeter has 33 hits in 119 at-bats (.277). Considering a career mark of .313, Jeter has had his troubles against Wakefield. In fact, Jeter is 0-9 against Wakefield since 2008. His last hit against Wakefield came on August 26, 2008.

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Posted on: June 5, 2011 7:26 pm
Edited on: June 5, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Jeter Watch: No. 2986 in the books

By Matt Snyder

As Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter gets closer to the 3,000-hit milestone, we're going to be watching each game very closely. Until he eclipses the plateau, we'll be bringing you Jeter Watch after each game in the Eye On Baseball blog.

Sunday, Jeter went 1-4, the hit his 2,986th in his career. His next hit will tie him with Sam Rice for 28th on the all-time list.

The Yankees now return to the Bronx for a 10-game homestand. Jeter needs 14 hits during those 10 games to achieve the feat in front of the hometown fans. He's picked up 60 hits in 55 games so far this season, so he'll need to slightly pick up the pace to do so.

The Yanks are off Monday, but Tuesday will face Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Jeter has faced Lester 41 times in his career, gathering 12 hits in 38 at-bats (.316) while also having struck out nine times.

There are only 27 players in the history of baseball who have gathered at least 3,000 hits. Jeter has the most hits among active players. The last player to surpass 3,000 hits was Craig Biggio in 2007. The only members of the 3,000-hit club who aren't in the Hall of Fame are Biggio (not eligible yet), Pete Rose (banned from baseball) and Rafael Palmeiro (only received 11 percent of the vote last year, not likely to be elected due to failing a drug test). Rose is the all-time hits leader with 4,256.

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