Former Greensboro Hornet Derek Jeter ready to reach 3,000 hit mark

Posted by Andy Durham on June 13, 2011 at 11:36 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

NEW YORK — The 3,000 Hit Club is an elite group of baseball’s greats. Musial. Ripken. Cobb. Mays. Not one of the 27, though, joined while wearing a Yankees uniform.

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig never did it. Neither did Joe DiMaggio or Mickey Mantle. Same for Bernie Williams and Don Mattingly. There’s an All-Star roll call of Yankees who came up short for reasons that include illness, injury, wartime service and, frankly, not being wanted any longer in win-now New York.

No. 2 from Kalamazoo is about to change that.

Sometime in the next week or so, Derek Jeter(Greensboro Hornets) will hold up his right hand to ask the plate umpire for time, give his bat one more ritualistic twirl and then, perhaps take an iconic inside-out swing and send another liner to right field to become the 28th player — and first in four years — to reach the magic number.

CLICK HERE to read all from…..

Comments are closed.