Last week, we witnessed the great shortstop for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, obtain his 3000th big league hit. Jeter became the first Yankee to reach this milestone, and he did so in grand style with a home run. Jeter has been the Yankee shortstop since 1996, and it took him 15 years to reach 3000 hits.
By contrast, today marks the anniversary of Ty Cobb’s 4000th hit in 1927. When he retired in 1928, after 23 years in the big league, Cobb held the Major League record of 4191 hits, a mark that lasted until surpassed by Pete Rose in 1985.