Another Milestone for Derek Jeter
April 1, 2012 – While today’s game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Yankees is an exhibition contest, it is still the first contest between two major league teams at Marlins Park.
With one swing of the bat, Derek Jeter added another milestone to his legacy. Jeter’s latest hit will never be confused with any of his greatest moments, but at the same time, it can never be duplicated.
Jeter collected the first hit (by a big-league player) in the history of Marlins Park. The Yankees captain connected on the first pitch ever thrown in the Marlins new home and lined it to center field for a double.
The reaction to Jeter’s hit was positive. With a significant number of Yankees fans in the crowd, the cheers made it seem as if a Marlins player had actually collected the hit. Even the large contingent of Marlins supporters in the ballpark applauded the Yankees captain.
–Alfred Santasiere III