• It’s DJ3K Saturday

    Posted by on August 13th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    Via Bryan Hoch -

    Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit came the last time the Rays were in town, and they’ll celebrate it all over again on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the press release from the Yankees, asking fans to be in their seats by 3:45 p.m. ET:

    YANKEES TO CELEBRATE DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH CAREER HIT WITH A SPECIAL PREGAME CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

    The New York Yankees tonight announced that a special pregame ceremony celebrating Derek Jeter’s 3,000th career hit will be held prior to Saturday’s game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled to begin at 4:10 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch at 2:00 p.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 3:45 p.m.

    On July 9, 2011, Jeter became the 28th player all time—and at 37 years, 13 days the fourth youngest—to reach the 3,000-hit plateau with a third-inning solo home run off Tampa Bay’s David Price. Jeter would finish the game 5-for-5 with the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning. He joined Wade Boggs as the only two players to hit a home run as their 3,000th career hit, and became only the second player to record at least five hits in the game in which they recorded their 3,000th hit (also Craig Biggio).

    And, more:

    Details of today’s #DJ3K ceremony being kept under wraps even to Jeter. Says no one has told him a thing.

    Shame the game is on FOX today. I don’t know why the Yankees wouldn’t wait for Sunday so that they could show the whole thing on YES. I wonder what surprises they have in store for Jeter?

    Comments on It’s DJ3K Saturday

    1. 77yankees
      August 13th, 2011 | 4:57 pm

      Yeah, kind of weird. Perhaps there was a scheduling issue involving the Jeter family that prevented them from holding it tomorrow?

      But it humorously reminds me of Dave Winfield Day back in 2001, which was held in the same exact spot – before a FOX Saturday game with the Stadium half empty and no TV coverage.

      Of course #31 going into the HOF that summer as a Padre had absolutely nothing to do with that particular scheduling. ;-)

    2. Raf
      August 13th, 2011 | 9:58 pm

      Did they show it on YES pregame?

    3. redbug
      August 14th, 2011 | 5:50 am

      There was no YES pre or post game. Maybe it’ll be shown on today’s pre-game. Weird.

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