Will Jeter’s 3,000th be a 38 Special?

Derek Jeter is indeed in the lineup tonight for the Yankees, despite the statistical possibility of his getting the four hits necessary to reach 3,000, away from home.

For those of you wondering, the 37-year-old Jeter has . . 37 games with four or more hits in his career, including two this season.

Date Opp Rslt AB H
2011-05-08 TEX W 12-5 6 4
2011-04-24 BAL W 6-3 6 4
2010-08-04 TOR W 5-1 4 4
2009-07-10 LAA L 6-10 5 4
2009-07-05 TOR W 10-8 5 4
2009-06-25 ATL W 11-7 5 4
2009-06-14 NYM W 15-0 4 4
2008-08-17 KCR W 15-6 4 4
2008-05-04 SEA W 8-2 5 4
2007-08-30 BOS W 5-0 4 4
2007-07-24 KCR W 9-4 6 4
2007-06-16 NYM W 11-8 5 4
2006-05-16 TEX W 14-13 5 4
2005-07-31 LAA W 8-7 5 4
2005-07-23 LAA L 6-8 4 4
2005-06-21 TBD W 20-11 6 5
2004-06-01 BAL W 8-7 5 4
2003-07-09 CLE W 6-2 5 4
2002-08-14 KCR W 3-2 7 4
2001-08-11 OAK L 6-8 5 4
2001-05-23 BOS W 7-3 5 5
2001-04-09 KCR W 13-4 6 4
2000-09-23 DET W 13-8 5 4
2000-09-22 DET L 6-9 5 4
2000-09-14 TOR L 2-3 5 4
Date Opp Rslt AB H
2000-07-21 TBD W 11-1 5 4
2000-06-03 ATL L 7-11 4 4
1999-09-05 ANA W 8-3 5 4
1998-08-25 ANA L 6-7 6 4
1998-07-20 (1) DET L 3-4 8 4
1998-07-17 TOR L 6-9 4 4
1998-05-16 MIN W 5-2 5 4
1998-05-06 TEX W 15-13 6 4
1997-07-10 DET W 10-3 5 4
1997-04-05 OAK W 10-5 6 4
1996-08-05 KCR W 5-2 5 4
1996-07-02 BOS W 7-5 4 4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used

Generated 7/6/2011.

With 2,359 games played in his career, that means that Jeter has collected four or more hits once every 64 games, and given that he’s already done it twice this season, the odds will be somewhat against him, especially given his age.

There have been only 60 “player-seasons” in which a shortstop has had at least one game with at least four hits:

Player Year ▾ #Matching
Omar Vizquel 2006 4
Luis Aparicio 1971 4
Omar Vizquel 2004 3
Ozzie Smith 1993 3
Rabbit Maranville 1929 3
Luke Appling 1946 3
Luke Appling 1947 3
Luke Appling 1949 3
Luis Aparicio 1973 3
Maury Wills 1970 2
Maury Wills 1971 2
Omar Vizquel 2007 2
Pee Wee Reese 1956 2
Rabbit Maranville 1931 2
Jamey Carroll 2011 2
Larry Bowa 1983 2
Dave Bancroft 1929 2
Luis Aparicio 1972 2
Eric Young 2004 1
Omar Vizquel 2005 1
Ozzie Smith 1992 1
Ozzie Smith 1994 1
Rabbit Maranville 1930 1
Bob Lillis 1967 1
Barry Larkin 2001 1
Billy Jurges 1946 1
Jose Hernandez 2006 1
Art Fletcher 1922 1
Dave Concepcion 1986 1
Bert Campaneris 1979 1
Sparky Adams 1933 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used

Generated 7/6/2011.

Regardless, if he doesn’t get it done tonight (and if he gets three hits, I’m betting he gets pulled at 2,999), then there will undoubtedly be a great time to be had in the Bronx this weekend.

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