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New York Yankees Derek Jeter Moves To 6th In All Time Hits

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derek JeterDerek Jeter has added another milestone to his Hall of Fame career, passing Honus Wagner for 6th place on the all time hits list in Saturday’s loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Jeter passed Wagner with the 3,431st hit of his career in the 6th inning on a softly hit ball toward 3rd baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was unable to bare hand for the out.

“It is one of those ‘wow’ moments,” Jeter said after theĀ 3-0 loss. “It’s something I’m extremely proud of. Obviously, I would’ve liked to have won the game, but it’s something I’ll be able to tell my kids one day.”

Jeter, aged 40, has played shortstop for the entirety of his career, all of which has been played with the New York Yankees, and now Jeter has more hits than any other shortstop in baseball history, and that is quite the accomplishment. Jeter announced at the beginning of the year that this season will be his last, as he will retire once the season has come to a close.

“Honus Wagner, he is the last one on the list who has played shortstop,” Jeter said. “That one hits home a little bit. Anytime you pass guys that have had the careers that they’ve had, it is kind of overwhelming.”

After the hit, the crowd rose and gave Jeter a standing ovation, and the ball was given to him after the hit was made.

Assuming Jeter sticks to his retirement plans, Wagner will almost certainly be the final player Jeter passes, as number 5 on the hits list Tris Speaker has 3,5 14 hits to his name.

Jeter has had a career full of accomplishments and championships, and has certainly earned his place in Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the greatest shortstop’s to ever play the game.

 

 

 

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