Back in December of 2007, when A-Rod signed his new deal with the Yankees, he got a clause in his contract that pays him $6 million (each time) for making appearances, signing memorabilia, etc., when he matches the career homerun totals of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Bonds (762). And, he gets another six-mill when he sets the new career homer mark. Should Derek Jeter’s agent be looking for a clause like this in the next deal for his client?
After all, Jeter has these marks to shoot for after his current contract is up:
Career hit #3,000 – first Yankee to ever reach this level
Career hit #3,320 – most ever for a right-handed batter in the American League
Career hit #3,772 – most ever for a right-handed batter, period
Career hit #4,000 – becoming only the 3rd batter, ever, to reach this level
Career hit #4,190 – most ever in the American League
Career hit #4,257 – most ever in baseball history
Hey, it wouldn’t hurt to ask, right?