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PAUL MOLITOR, member of the 3,000-hits club
"“Reaching 3,000 hits was never a goal. And especially with all the injuries I had, I never thought it was realistic. Watching Robin get there first helped me relax. It just happened naturally and 3,000 hits is as much a product of longevity as much as ability. I knew it was rare achievement and that it might help me to get into the Hall of Fame. Looking back, I am proud to have reached that milestone.
"“To have the most hits for the most prestigious franchise in all of sports is pretty special. If Derek stays healthy, he has a good chance to rack up a lot more hits.”"

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What they're saying about Derek Jeter

The sports world was buzzing as Derek Jeter continued to inch closer to 3,000 hits. Here are what some athletes and notable sports figures said about the Yankee Captain's pursuit of milestone, and ultimately his 3,000th hit.