I had to do a post to say what an accomplishment for Derek Jeter today of the New York Yankees! 3,000 hits is quite amazing to achieve in a career but I am not surprised. The photo above taken by myself at a game where Derek was sitting on the dugout signing for the fans.
this shot I took at Yankee Stadium....that is Lee Mazzilli to the right as their coach
this was taken at Fenway Park in 2001, a wonderful historic stadium
This photo is a very young Derek, from 1997, the year after they won the 1996 World Series. I have followed his career since the beginning and could tell from back then he was going to be quite successful. My friend and I who attended this Fan Fest in the city took our own lives in our hands by cutting a huge line (people were camped out actually) to be sure we got to meet Derek and get his autograph. I am glad we did as I shot this great photo. He looks so young and innocent!!
Congrats again to Derek and his family.......time to celebrate!!!