Date: 7/9/2011
There's a "You couldn't make this up" quality to many of the greatest moments in Yankees history. Such is the case with Derek Jeter's 3000th hit. The Captain, one of the most beloved Yankees of all time—and that's saying something—was the first player to collect his 3000th hit for the Yankees. He was the first to do it in Yankee Stadium (either old or new), and he did it with a home run. And the hit last July 9 turned around what had been Jeter's worst regular season. He was hitting .257 when he went to the Stadium that day, but finished the season at .297. Not bad for an old guy.