Derek Jeter's Fluky 3,000th Hit: An Appreciation

Derek Jeter's Fluky 3,000th Hit: An Appreciation

Going by his career norms, Jeter's 3,000th hit shouldn't have been a home run. He shouldn't have had the best offensive day of his life. It was a coincidence. That is far from a knock on the Captain; it's a criticism of the people who think it is possible for a player like that to exist. He treats every situation the same, we're told, and yet he also rises to the occasion. Jeter has always been too many fantasies at once. READ »

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