Sunday, July 10, 2011

Baseball Milestones...

By the Numbers Champions
Saturday's Old Home Day festivities attracted a huge crowd and though we're certainly not sports reporters, we couldn't help overhearing many a conversation about East Hampton's very own EHHS Bellringers Baseball Team, who won our state's 2010-11 Class S championship!

Click here for a great recap of Bellringers' season, including stats and photos.

Also high on the conversation list was Derek Jeter, who yesterday joined the exclusive 3000-hit club.

Just for Fun
In the record books, Jeter met up with long-time Red Sox third baseman, former Yankee teammate, and Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs, by joining the 3000 club with a home run.  Coincidentally, Boggs hit 3000 while playing for Tampa Bay and Jeter hit 3000 while playing against Tampa Bay...

Further Reading
For more about Jeter, books about the Yankee captain are available for both kids and adult readers.

Surf's Up on 3000-Hits
National Baseball Hall of Fame (search 3000-hit club for other members)
New York Times
ESPN New York