A packed house at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon was on its feet from the moment the late Bob Sheppard’s voice announced “Derek Jeter… Number Two” was leading off the bottom of the first inning for the Yankees against the Rays, under sunny skies.
Jeter took a called strike from Rays lefthander David Price, then ball one. Then followed a swing and miss, and Price then missed with a pair of fastballs to run the count to 3-2.
Jeter fouled off two more fastballs, and then bounced the eighth pitch of the at-bat between Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and shortstop Reid Brignac into left field for a clean single, the 2,999th hit of his major league career.
We’ll update this StoryStream™ further as Jeter has more at-bats in this afternoon’s contest.