Jeter Homers for Hit 3,000
Yankees slugger makes history in style
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2011 1:52 PM CDT
The New York Yankees bench and crowd cheers as Derek Jeter's home run.   (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
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(Newser) – It couldn't have been scripted better: With 2,999 hits under his belt, Derek Jeter homered to left in front of the hometown fans today. Jeter becomes the first player to reach the 3,000-hit mark with the New York Yankees, notes the New York Post. The hit came against the Tampa Bay Rays in his second-at-bat. He had singled earlier in the game. Best part: The fan who caught the ball returned it to the team.