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Yankees to honor Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the Yankees reacts after

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the Yankees reacts after career hit No. 3,000, a first-inning home run, against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on Friday, June 19, 2015. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees will have their celebratory moment on Sept. 13 when the team hosts a pregame ceremony to honor A-Rod for his 3,000th career hit.

The Yankees announced the news Friday.

The ceremony will start at 12:30 p.m. at Yankee Stadium, prior to the Yankees' 1:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

A-Rod reached the 3,000-hit mark in grand fashion -- a first-inning home run off Detroit's Justin Verlander. He became the 29th player in MLB history to reach 3,000 career hits and just the third to do it with a home run. (Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter each homered for their 3,000th hit.)

Rodriguez also is just the second player to reach 3,000 hits while playing for the Yankees. He and Jeter are the only players in MLB history to hit the mark at Yankee Stadium, as well.

Entering Friday night's game against the Blue Jays, who lead the Yankees by a half game in the AL East, Rodriguez has 3,041 career hits, with 678 of those being home runs.

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