Friday August 14th, 2015

The New York Yankees have announced they will celebrate Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit with a pregame ceremony on Sept. 13.

Fans are invited to arrive before 12:30 p.m. for the ceremony.

The Yankees previously did not recognize Rodriguez's accomplishment when he tied and then surpassed Willie Mays on the all-time home runs list earlier in the season.

Rodriguez picked up his 3,000th career hit on June 19 at Yankee Stadium by hitting a home run on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the first inning. Rodriguez was the first player to accomplish the feat since former Yankees captain Derek Jeter did it on June 9, 2011. 

Rodriguez is just the fifth player in history to be a member of the 3,000 hit club and the 500 home run club. The others are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, and Rafael Palmeiro.

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