Derek Jeter Joins The 250 HR Club

Most people come here to read about Boston sports, but you've got to respect even your most bitter rivals when they break significant records.

Friday night during the Red Sox vs. Yankees game in the Bronx, Derek Jeter joined Willie Mays as the only other player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 250 homers, 300 steals and 1,200 RBI.

"I always hear all the time that I don't hit home runs, but in my mind, that's a lot of them," Jeter said. "So it's something I'm happy with. I try to be consistent every year, to do my job, like I've always said."

Jeter's #250 came off Red Sox starter Franklin Morales, who had another rough start against the Yankees in the Bronx Friday night. Jeter's shot was one of five solo home runs the Yankees hit. Jeter's 250th home run was his 10th of the season tying him in ninth place with Graig Nettles on the franchise's all-time list.

Manager Joe Girardi said after the game, "he's an amazing player. There aren't too many 38-year-old guys who can play 15 days in a row, and [continue] to be productive."

With Jeter's 10th homer of the season, the Yankees have tied a franchise record set in 1998, a Major League-leading 10 players with at least 10 home runs.

Jeter also added that the Yankees retrieved the 250th home run ball for him. "If you do it long enough, good things happen," he said. "I consider it a good number. Other people might not. But for me it's a lot of homers."

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