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Derek Jeter pays price for extra effort

The Captain is just six hits away from 3,000, but his body broke down Monday night

Updated: June 15, 2011, 8:15 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter has forever honored an unwritten pact with the paying public, a deal revolving around the one aspect of competition entirely within the athlete's control:

Effort.

Joe DiMaggio said he always gave it in case there was someone in the crowd who had never before seen him play, a credo Jeter embraced on his way to 2,994 hits, or 780 more than The Clipper collected in his own iconic way.

Only playing hard and playing hurt exacted a heavy toll on DiMaggio, ...

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