George Brett: No. 3,000 is toughest hit

Updated: July 7, 2011, 7:39 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Just three hits shy of becoming the first Yankee with 3,000 hits, Derek Jeter said if anyone were to give him advice going into the final four games of the first half, it would probably be simple.

"Hurry up," Jeter said with a smile on a pregame dais as he addressed the larger-than-usual media throng for the first of four games against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.

George Brett didn't have any advice, but the Hall of Fame third baseman, one of the 27 players in ...

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