"Derek has always played with a relentless, team-first attitude. And that mind-set has helped sustain this organization's objective of fielding championship-caliber teams year after year. It's only fitting that he reach 3,000 hits during a victory against one of our American League rivals.I'm assuming these reactions are going to keep rolling in so stay tuned.
"Today we celebrate a remarkable individual achievement by one of the game's greatest ambassadors. On behalf of the entire New York Yankees family, we congratulate Derek on his historic accomplishment."
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Hal Steinbrenner via Yankees.com: