Jeter gives batting helmet, gloves to Hall

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NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter has donated to the Hall of Fame his batting helmet and batting gloves that he was wearing when he homered for his 3,000th hit.

Jeter made the presentation during a brief ceremony honoring him for becoming the 28th player and first in pinstripes to reach the milestone before the Yankees played the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

The Yankees presented Jeter with a Waterford crystal vase and gave the captain, his parents and sister rings commemorating the feat. The rings Jeter and his father received have 50 diamonds each, 14 making the No. 2.

Jeter’s teammates gave him a 225-pound, mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture: the No. 3,000 topped by a bust of Jeter waving his helmet to the crowd.

The sculpture was commissioned by Jorge Posada and CC Sabathia.

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