Alex Rodriguez became the first player since Derek Jeter to join baseball’s 3,000-hit club, and just like Jeter in 2011, he did it with a home run.
A home run at Yankee Stadium off a Cy Young winner, no less. The smash makes A-Rod the third player overall to homer on his 3,000th hit; Wade Boggs did it for the then-Devil Rays in 1999. Pete Rose, Rafael Palmeiro, and Jeter are the only three players who are retired with 3,000 hits and are not yet in the Hall of Fame. We’re sure the Yankees won’t consider this a milestone.
The above video features audio from WFAN; here’s how it sounded on YES;
In Spanish on the Yankees’ WADO affiliate;
And as called by Bob Costas on MLB Network: