Jeter's 3000th hit
July 9, 2011
Derek Jeter became the 28th player to accumulate 3,000 hits, and just the second one to reach the milestone on a home run. The ball hit the palm of Yankees fan Raul Lopez and bounced into the hands of his son, Christian. Christian Lopez returned the ball to Jeter, and despite not asking for anything, Lopez was given a trove of Yankees memorabilia, as well as tickets to a luxury suite at Yankees Stadium for the rest of the season. Raul Lopez, however, has admitted that he might not have been so willing to give up the ball had he been the one who had caught it.