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Jeter's 3,000th items get to Hall of Fame

Derek Jeter and his bat as he comes

Derek Jeter and his bat as he comes to bat in the 5th inning. (July 9, 2011) Photo Credit: David Pokress

The batting helmet and batting gloves that Derek Jeter wore July 9 when he homered for his 3,000th career hit arrived at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., Monday.

Jeter donated the artifacts to the Hall of Fame on Saturday. The batting helmet and batting gloves are the latest in a long line of artifacts Jeter has turned over to the Cooperstown shrine. The batting helmet and batting gloves will appear in the museum's Today's Game exhibit in about two weeks.

"We are so grateful to Derek for donating his batting helmet and batting gloves from his historic 3,000th hit," said Jeff Idelson, president of the Hall of Fame. "He has a long history of being incredibly generous to the Museum, which in turn, has allowed all baseball fans to realize the profound impact he has had on our National Pastime for the last 16 years. He's a great representative of the Yankees and baseball, and it's an honor to preserve his accomplishments in Cooperstown in perpetuity."

In addition to the batting helmet and batting gloves, other artifacts from Jeter's career that are part of the Hall of Fame's archive include:

-- A Yankees jersey from 1996, his AL Rookie of the Year season.

-- Spikes and bat from the 1998 World Series.

-- Bat used during the 2000 All-Star Game, where Jeter was named Most Valuable Player.

-- Batting helmet from the 2000 World Series, where Jeter was named MVP.

-- Batting gloves worn Sept. 11, 2009, when he recorded his 2,722nd hit as a Yankee, surpassing Lou Gehrig's record.

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