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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 18, 2011 at 01:40:01 AM

I don’t know about you but I can’t get enough of leafing through the Derek Jeter list of his 3,000+ hits. There are a million ways (not really a million ways) you can break it down even nearly a week later and those are more interesting than other things associated with the milestone.

You can go lefty/righty, by first name, starter or reliever, Red Sox, Orioles, guys from California, the Dominican Republic. You get the idea and I did none of those things, what I did was find the hits of pitchers that Jeter was a teammate of at some point and that counts pitchers who did not last one month as a Yankee

The first teammate that Jeter got a hit off was Randy Johnson. Johnson was here 2005-2006 and Jeter’s third hit came off the “Big Unit” on May 31, 1995 and that

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 11, 2011 at 01:40:11 AM

Seventeen seasons is a long time and a lot can happen in that span. Some of us can go from being in the 10th grade to graduating college, to getting their first full-time job, seeing it move and making adjustments due to circumstances beyond our control.

Along that span, you might even get a chance to see a Yankee game or two or a few hundred in person from the stands or from somewhere else in the stadium. Along the way, you might travel occasionally to a few other venues within your own city or somewhere in the Pacific Time Zone.

Wherever you’ve seen the Yankees, chances are you’ve seen Derek Jeter play and get a hit, especially since he has 3,004 of those.  With the internet, you can combine having a good memory to figure out how many hits you’ve seen in person

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 8, 2011 at 02:21:29 AM

For years, especially since 2004, Derek Jeter has always been linked to a third baseman with the surname Rodriguez. The reasons are varied and have been played out in tabloids and various books.

As Jeter’s quest for 3,000 hits continues its summer tour this weekend at Yankee Stadium, he is linked to a Rodriguez. Here’s a hint, his first name is not Alex and he has never played with Jeter.

The man is Sean Rodriguez, a utility man acquired by the Rays two summers ago from the Angels for Scott Kazmir. Rodriguez happened to be playing third base last night and as fate would have it his path crossed with Jeter.

Rather, his glove crossed with Jeter’s swings. Jeter went 1-for-5 last night and in the four instances following his 2,998th career hit, he grounded out.

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