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A Milestone Night In The Bronx

By now, you all know the Yankees have had many great baseball players suit up in pinstripes. This years team is no different.

By now, you all know the Yankees have had many great baseball players suit up in pinstripes. This years team is no different.

While we can talk about the terrific last minute start by Dustin Moseley, I’d rather take a look at some of the milestones that were set by a trio of current great Yankees players.

The milestones continue to mount for Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter. It almost seems like each month, Jeter is setting a new record or moving up the charts toward another.

Last night in the Yankees win over the Boston Red Sox, an RBI single in the second inning moved Jeter passed Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list. Jeter would add another hit, a two run double, to bring his total to 2,845. Next up on the list? New York Giants great Mel Ott. The Yankees shortstop needs just one hit to tie Ott for 38th place.

For someone who has received many Yankee Stadium ovations, it never gets old for the captain.

“Any time your name is alongside or past any of the Yankee greats that’s a special moment,” said Jeter.

To of Jeter’s infield mates also collected milestones in last nights 7-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez had recorded his 600th career home run not to long ago. Sure that’s impressive, but last night’s feat is even more impressive to me.

A-Rod stole his 300th base, becoming only the third man in baseball history to record 600 homers and 300 steals. The other two? Barry Bonds and Willie Mays.

This screams athleticism. Alex Rodriguez is one of the best athletes to ever play the game of baseball. He continues to show that he can do it all in this sport.

The steal also made Rodriguez only the 10th player in history with 1,500 runs, 2,500 hits, 200 homers, and 300 steals. He joins quite a list.

Bonds, Mays, Jeter, Rickey Henderson, Craig Biggio, Johnny Damon, Paul Molitor, Roberto Alomar, and Joe Morgan are the other nine to accomplish those numbers.

First baseman Mark Teixeira leads the Yankees in homers this season. He hit his 25th to lead off the fifth inning last night. With that home run, Teixeira became one of only four players to start each of their first eight major league seasons with 25 homers. Eddie Mathews, Darryl Strawberry, and Albert Pujols are the only other players to do so.

Double G Sports would like to congratulate Jeter, Rodriguez, and Teixeira on reaching these terrific milestones. I’m sure we will see many more from these players as their careers continue on.

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