The Yankee star homers to reach the pro baseball milestone

By People Staff
Updated July 09, 2011 04:50 PM
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With girlfriend Minka Kelly rooting from a luxury box, Derek Jeter got his 3,000th career hit Saturday with a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.

The team captain, 37, became the first Yankee to reach the milestone and the 28th to do so in major league baseball.

Kelly, 31, who is preparing for her role as a tough crime fighter on ABC’s upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot, was among Jeter’s family and friends at the game.