Derek Jeter homer pays 12-1 at Lucky’s Race and Sports book

Jul 10, 2011 7:22 AM

Derek Jeter entered the history books with a bang, clubbing a home run for his 3,000th career hit and driving in the game-winning run with his third career five-hit game to lift the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on a festive Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Earlier in the week Lucky’s Race and Sports put up odds on when and how Jeter would arrive at the magic 3,000 – never before achieved in the long and rich history of the New York Yankees.

Jeter’s odds were 12-1 at Lucky’s that the historical hit would be a home run. Not only did the 37-year-old Jeter homer, but capped an incredible 5-for-5 day with an RBI single in the eighth inning that broke a 4-4 tie.

Jeter became the 28th major leaguer to reach 3,000. He became only the second player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit, joining one-time teammate Wade Boggs.

The last player to reach the milestone was Houston’s Craig Biggio in June 2007.