After singling twice in last night’s matchup against the Miami Marlins to raise his total to 2,999, New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez homered to right field for hit number three thousand tonight.
Rodriguez came up third, facing former Detroit Tigers Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. He then made history as just the third player in MLB history to homer for their 3000th career hit. The other two are Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter.
Rodriguez is just the second player in Yankee history to reach the decorated mark as a Yankee, the other being none other then Derek Jeter. In MLB history, he is the 29th to reach the mark.
Rodriguez received a standing ovation from the Yankee crowd, amounting in a curtain call from the Yankee Stadium Crowd.
The Detroit Tigers bench had no emotions to show, showing just how different the league views Rodriguez in comparison to someone like Derek Jeter. When Jeter hit his 3000th, the opposing Tampa Bay Rays gave standing ovations.