Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit was not like most players' 3,000th hit. Granted, most players don't get 3,000 hits, but Jeter's performance is unique even among the 28 players who have achieved the milestone. Consider the following facts about his performance:
Jeter is the second player to homer for his 3,000th hit. The only other player to do that among the 28 who have is Wade Boggs, who pulled off the trick with Tampa Bay.
Jeter is the only player who went 5-5 on the day he got his 3,000th hit: The closest to Jeter include Craig Biggio (who went 5-6) and George Brett and Tony Gwynn (who each went 4-4).
Jeter is the first member of the Yankees to reach 3,000 hits: Of course, this means players who have played their whole career with the Yankees, not players who have played at one point for the Yankees.
Jeter's only had three other five-hit games in his career: This was the first against a good pitcher.
Jeter's runs created rating was his best for a single game: Well, at least until he was caught stealing at the end.
Not bad for his signature moment.