Jay-Z: 'I called Jeter's shot'

July, 9, 2011
7/09/11
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Nick Swisher said that Russell Martin called Derek Jeter’s shot.

So too did Jay-Z, the rapper told reporters outside the Yankees clubhouse after Jeter on Saturday afternoon became the second player in major league history to homer for his 3,000th hit.

“I actually called it,” Jay-Z said. “I called it for the wrong side though. I thought he was gonna hit the short porch (in right), but he surprised everyone.

“I taped (my prediction) as well, so I’m good.”

Jay-Z said Jeter is in the “top tier” of great Yankees.

“I’m a Yankees fan so I’ve known him. He’s my best friend,” Jay-Z joked.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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