Shortstop notches perfect game

Derek Jeter hit this milestone as only one of the all-time greats would

You won't find too many Yankee fans in these parts -- and frankly, we wish ESPN would realize that its broadcasts travel further than New York. Enough with the Yankees' games!

But what longtime shortstop Derek Jeter did last weekend -- particularly how he did it -- ranks up there with the all-time memorable performances in baseball lore.

Jeter became the first Yankee Saturday to amass 3,000 hits in a career -- which is hard to believe, considering all the history of the pinstripes.

But it's how he did it that made it such an unforgettable moment. First, he did it at home, which is always special for players and fans alike. Even better, though, his 3,000th hit was a home run. That's hitting a milestone with a bang, a real statement of greatness. Even more impressive, Jeter went a perfect 5-for-5 in the game, a Yankee win.

Such a script would be turned away by Hollywood as pat and hokey. In real life, it's amazing and heartwarming.

A tip of the cap to one of the greats of the game.

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