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August 5, 2010

Derek Jeter Had a Good Game Too!

Perhaps overshadowed by the fact that his teammate Alex Rodriguez finally got that monkey off his back and slugged home run number 600 is the history that Yankees captain Derek Jeter made on Wednesday.

Not only was it the 50th time that A-Rod knocked in Jeter with a homer...but the shortstop was also on base three years ago (to the day) when number 500 was hit.

But enough about Rodriguez and his milestone. For now.

With four hits, Jeter surpassed Yankees great Joe DiMaggio with his 35th 4-for-4 game. For his career, the Yankees hit king is sitting at behind Babe Ruth on all-time leaderboard.

Not only did the Yankees captain get four hits, but two of them were doubles. Jeter entered the game tied with Hall of Famers Sam Crawford and Jimmie Foxx with 458. He ended the contest with 460 and tied with another Hall of Famer...Dan Brouthers

By scoring three runs, Jeter put his career total at 1652. When he rounded the bases in the first inning after Rodriguez sent number 600 deep, Jeter passed up Hall of Famer Joe Morgan (1650 runs scored) on the all-time list.

So yeah, Alex Rodriguez had a pretty good afternoon (check out ten things you might not have known about his milestone HERE), but let's not forget his teammate Derek Jeter and his own pursuit of excellence.

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