Derek Jeter's Quest For 3,000 Hits: 'Not The Expected Victory Lap'04:46
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Yankees' Derek Jeter walks to the dugout after he grounded out in last night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.(AP)
Yankees' Derek Jeter walks to the dugout after he grounded out in last night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.(AP)

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is about to join an exclusive club--He needs just two more hits to reach 3,000 hits, something only 27 Major League Baseball players have done.

But the 37-year-old's quest to reach the milestone has been less than joyful, according to New York Post columnist Joel Sherman.

Sherman writes about a number of potholes in Jeter's year: first a contract dispute in the off season, then he was on the disabled list with a strained calf.

And since returning, his record has not been stellar, leading to the New York Times headline, "Derek Jeter is Back, but it's not the Same."

Sherman writes "this is not the expected victory lap. Instead, what has percolated around Jeter is stuff he hates. Namely negativity and attention to his inadequacies."

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New York Times -  “Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Hits,” song by Fran Kowalski

This segment aired on July 8, 2011.

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