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On this date in Yankees history: DJ2K

BRONX, N.Y. — It’s a line drive in the box score! On this date in 2006, Derek Jeter joined the 2,000 hit club.

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The New York Yankees were playing host to the Kansas City Royals on May 26, 2006. During the fourth inning, Jeter, facing Scott Elarton, placed a dribbler to the left of the plate and beat out what was scored a hit.

Jeter became the eighth player in franchise history to record 2,000 hits. The Yankee shortstop joined Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, and Bernie Williams in reaching the milestone.

In 2011, Jeter would collect career-hit No. 3,000. When it was all said and done, Jeter would finish atop the all-time franchise list with 3,465 hits, ranking No. 6 all-time in baseball history.